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steering away from

  • 1 dar el esquinazo a

    (v.) = steer + clear of, steer away from
    Ex. This entire target market has steered clear of the public library.
    Ex. This article gives guidance for steering away from some of the more obvious pitfalls when buying software.
    * * *
    (v.) = steer + clear of, steer away from

    Ex: This entire target market has steered clear of the public library.

    Ex: This article gives guidance for steering away from some of the more obvious pitfalls when buying software.

    Spanish-English dictionary > dar el esquinazo a

  • 2 eludir

    v.
    1 to avoid.
    eludir a la prensa to avoid the press
    Elude sus responsabilidades a menudo He often avoids his responsibilities.
    2 to elude, to be out of the grasp of, to be out of someone's grasp, to get out of someone's grasp.
    El significado de esto elude a Ricardo The significance of this eludes Richard.
    * * *
    1 (responsabilidad, justicia, etc) to evade
    2 (pregunta) to avoid, evade; (persona) to avoid
    * * *
    VT
    1) (=evitar) [+ problema, responsabilidad] to evade; [+ control, vigilancia] to dodge; [+ pago, impuesto] to avoid

    no eludas mis preguntasdon't evade o avoid my questions

    2) [+ persona] to avoid
    * * *
    verbo transitivo
    a) <problema/compromiso/pago> to evade, avoid
    b) < persona> to avoid
    * * *
    = bypass [by-pass], dodge, elude, escape, evade, deflect, parry, baulk [balk, -USA], fend off, steer + clear of, give + Nombre + a wide berth, duck out of, steer away from.
    Ex. She repeatedly bypassed the catalog because she was an inveterate fiction reader and approached the A section of the fiction shelf expecting to find Sholom Aleichem under ALEICHEM.
    Ex. But he was wiry and wily, too, and he could often out-run, track, back-track, double-back, and finally dodge unseen in the subway.
    Ex. The definition of a 'work' has eluded cataloguers for many years, and AACR2 has not found a solution.
    Ex. Other words may be included in a stop-wordlist for some applications, but escape inclusion in other circumstances.
    Ex. Wastage is sometimes defined as material which temporarily or permanently has evaded the usual lending procedures due to misplacement, damage, non-registration, theft or non-returns.
    Ex. Questions such as 'Can I help you?' on the part of the librarian are easily deflected by a hasty, perhaps automatic and ill-considered, 'Oh, no thanks' by the user.
    Ex. 'What if we got the other departments to pay for their own services and materials?' she parried, seeing a faint ray of hope in the idea.
    Ex. While many scholars concede that military interventions are sometimes permissible, they balk when it comes to deciding whether they are ever a moral duty.
    Ex. During the rutting season, they are used to fend off other males in an attempt to gather a harem of females to breed with.
    Ex. This entire target market has steered clear of the public library.
    Ex. Under the new law, motorists must give 'a wide berth' to stationary emergency vehicles displaying blue, red, or amber emergency warning lights.
    Ex. There's no polite way to duck out of a dinner party.
    Ex. This article gives guidance for steering away from some of the more obvious pitfalls when buying software.
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    * agacharse para eludir = duck out of + harm's way.
    * eludir la necesidad de = bypass + the need (for).
    * eludir responsabilidad = pass + the buck.
    * eludirse = duck away.
    * eludir una cuestión = dodge + issue.
    * eludir una obligación = duck + an obligation.
    * eludir una oposición = negotiate + resistance.
    * eludir una responsabilidad = shirk + responsibility.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo
    a) <problema/compromiso/pago> to evade, avoid
    b) < persona> to avoid
    * * *
    = bypass [by-pass], dodge, elude, escape, evade, deflect, parry, baulk [balk, -USA], fend off, steer + clear of, give + Nombre + a wide berth, duck out of, steer away from.

    Ex: She repeatedly bypassed the catalog because she was an inveterate fiction reader and approached the A section of the fiction shelf expecting to find Sholom Aleichem under ALEICHEM.

    Ex: But he was wiry and wily, too, and he could often out-run, track, back-track, double-back, and finally dodge unseen in the subway.
    Ex: The definition of a 'work' has eluded cataloguers for many years, and AACR2 has not found a solution.
    Ex: Other words may be included in a stop-wordlist for some applications, but escape inclusion in other circumstances.
    Ex: Wastage is sometimes defined as material which temporarily or permanently has evaded the usual lending procedures due to misplacement, damage, non-registration, theft or non-returns.
    Ex: Questions such as 'Can I help you?' on the part of the librarian are easily deflected by a hasty, perhaps automatic and ill-considered, 'Oh, no thanks' by the user.
    Ex: 'What if we got the other departments to pay for their own services and materials?' she parried, seeing a faint ray of hope in the idea.
    Ex: While many scholars concede that military interventions are sometimes permissible, they balk when it comes to deciding whether they are ever a moral duty.
    Ex: During the rutting season, they are used to fend off other males in an attempt to gather a harem of females to breed with.
    Ex: This entire target market has steered clear of the public library.
    Ex: Under the new law, motorists must give 'a wide berth' to stationary emergency vehicles displaying blue, red, or amber emergency warning lights.
    Ex: There's no polite way to duck out of a dinner party.
    Ex: This article gives guidance for steering away from some of the more obvious pitfalls when buying software.
    * agacharse para eludir = duck out of + harm's way.
    * eludir la necesidad de = bypass + the need (for).
    * eludir responsabilidad = pass + the buck.
    * eludirse = duck away.
    * eludir una cuestión = dodge + issue.
    * eludir una obligación = duck + an obligation.
    * eludir una oposición = negotiate + resistance.
    * eludir una responsabilidad = shirk + responsibility.

    * * *
    eludir [I1 ]
    vt
    1 ‹problema› to evade, avoid, dodge; ‹pago› to avoid, evade
    un compromiso que no puedes eludir an obligation which you can't evade o duck
    eludió la persecución de la policía she escaped from o she avoided capture by her police pursuers
    me eludió la mirada she avoided my gaze, she avoided looking me in the eye
    2 ‹persona› to avoid
    me ha estado eludiendo toda la semana she's been avoiding o dodging me all week
    consiguió eludir a los periodistas he managed to avoid o elude the reporters
    * * *

    eludir ( conjugate eludir) verbo transitivo
    a)problema/compromiso/pago to evade, avoid

    b) persona to avoid

    eludir verbo transitivo to avoid
    ' eludir' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    capear
    - desentenderse
    - evitar
    English:
    avoid
    - dodge
    - duck
    - elude
    - evade
    - fend off
    - skirt
    - berth
    - bypass
    - divert
    - fend
    - get
    - parry
    - shirk
    - side
    * * *
    eludir vt
    1. [evitar] [compromiso, responsabilidad] to avoid, to evade;
    [problema, dificultad, tema] to avoid; [pregunta] to evade, to avoid, to dodge;
    eludir el pago de una deuda to avoid paying a debt;
    eludir al fisco to avoid paying taxes;
    eludir el servicio militar to avoid o get out of doing military service;
    eludió hacer declaraciones he avoided making any statement;
    eludió su mirada she avoided his eyes
    2. [perseguidores]
    eludir a to avoid, to evade;
    consiguió eludir a la policía he managed to avoid the police;
    Der
    * * *
    v/t evade, avoid
    * * *
    eludir vt
    evadir: to evade, to avoid, to elude
    * * *
    eludir vb to avoid

    Spanish-English dictionary > eludir

  • 3 esquivar

    v.
    1 to avoid.
    2 to dodge, to evade, to duck, to fend off.
    Luis capeó el problema Louis dodged the problem.
    * * *
    1 (persona) to avoid, shun
    2 (golpe) to dodge, elude
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    1.
    VT (=evitar) to avoid, shun; (=evadir) to dodge, side-step

    esquivar hacer algo — to avoid doing sth, be chary of doing sth

    2.
    See:
    * * *
    verbo transitivo < persona> to avoid; <golpe/pregunta> to dodge, evade; <problema/dificultad> to avoid; < responsabilidad> to avoid, evade
    * * *
    = dodge, eschew, skate over, parry, skirt, fend off, steer + clear of, give + Nombre + a wide berth, steer away from.
    Ex. But he was wiry and wily, too, and he could often out-run, track, back-track, double-back, and finally dodge unseen in the subway.
    Ex. However, most contributors to the debate about the future of SLIS have eschewed practicalities in favour of sweeping and dramatic generalizations.
    Ex. I'm sorry; I didn't wish to skate over that.
    Ex. 'What if we got the other departments to pay for their own services and materials?' she parried, seeing a faint ray of hope in the idea.
    Ex. Bridleways that cross arable land may be legally ploughed up, but not those that skirt a field.
    Ex. During the rutting season, they are used to fend off other males in an attempt to gather a harem of females to breed with.
    Ex. This entire target market has steered clear of the public library.
    Ex. Under the new law, motorists must give 'a wide berth' to stationary emergency vehicles displaying blue, red, or amber emergency warning lights.
    Ex. This article gives guidance for steering away from some of the more obvious pitfalls when buying software.
    ----
    * esquivar el problema = sidestep + the problem.
    * esquivar la cuestión = sidestep + the issue.
    * esquivar la mirada de Alguien = avert + Posesivo + eyes.
    * esquivar una cuestión = dodge + issue.
    * esquivar un problema = duck + issue.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo < persona> to avoid; <golpe/pregunta> to dodge, evade; <problema/dificultad> to avoid; < responsabilidad> to avoid, evade
    * * *
    = dodge, eschew, skate over, parry, skirt, fend off, steer + clear of, give + Nombre + a wide berth, steer away from.

    Ex: But he was wiry and wily, too, and he could often out-run, track, back-track, double-back, and finally dodge unseen in the subway.

    Ex: However, most contributors to the debate about the future of SLIS have eschewed practicalities in favour of sweeping and dramatic generalizations.
    Ex: I'm sorry; I didn't wish to skate over that.
    Ex: 'What if we got the other departments to pay for their own services and materials?' she parried, seeing a faint ray of hope in the idea.
    Ex: Bridleways that cross arable land may be legally ploughed up, but not those that skirt a field.
    Ex: During the rutting season, they are used to fend off other males in an attempt to gather a harem of females to breed with.
    Ex: This entire target market has steered clear of the public library.
    Ex: Under the new law, motorists must give 'a wide berth' to stationary emergency vehicles displaying blue, red, or amber emergency warning lights.
    Ex: This article gives guidance for steering away from some of the more obvious pitfalls when buying software.
    * esquivar el problema = sidestep + the problem.
    * esquivar la cuestión = sidestep + the issue.
    * esquivar la mirada de Alguien = avert + Posesivo + eyes.
    * esquivar una cuestión = dodge + issue.
    * esquivar un problema = duck + issue.

    * * *
    esquivar [A1 ]
    vt
    1 ‹persona› to avoid
    2 ‹golpe› to dodge, evade; ‹pregunta› to avoid, dodge, sidestep
    intentaron esquivar el tema they tried to dodge o evade the issue
    3 ‹problema/dificultad› to avoid; ‹responsabilidad› to avoid, evade
    * * *

    esquivar ( conjugate esquivar) verbo transitivopersona/problema/dificultad to avoid;
    golpe/pregunta to dodge, evade;
    responsabilidad to avoid, evade
    esquivar verbo transitivo
    1 (un obstáculo, golpe) to dodge: menos mal que pudo esquivar el árbol que había caído en la carretera, luckily he was able to dodge the tree that had fallen across the road
    2 (a una persona) to avoid, dodge: me está esquivando, he's avoiding me
    ' esquivar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    burlar
    - cuneta
    - huir
    - esquinazo
    English:
    dodge
    - elude
    - fend off
    - sidestep
    - way
    - avoid
    - divert
    - duck
    - fend
    - fudge
    - side
    * * *
    1. [golpe] to dodge;
    [valla, obstáculo] to clear;
    trató de esquivar al perro para no atropellarlo he tried to avoid the dog so as not to knock it down
    2. [persona, discusión, tema] to avoid;
    [pregunta] to evade, to dodge; [compromiso, responsabilidad] to evade, to get out of; [problema, inconveniente] to avoid, to get round
    * * *
    v/t avoid, dodge fam
    * * *
    1) evadir: to dodge, to evade
    2) evitar: to avoid
    * * *
    1. (golpe) to dodge
    2. (persona) to avoid

    Spanish-English dictionary > esquivar

  • 4 evitar

    v.
    1 to avoid, to prevent (impedir) (desastre, accidente).
    podría haberse evitado esta catástrofe this disaster could have been avoided o prevented
    evitar que alguien haga algo to stop o prevent somebody from doing something
    Ricardo previno el accidente Richard prevented the accident.
    María se guarda de decir mentiras Mary takes care not to tell lies.
    2 to avoid (eludir) (cuestión, persona).
    no puede evitarlo he can't help it
    Javier siempre evita encontrarse conmigo Javier always avoids meeting me
    3 to save.
    esto me evita tener que ir this saves me (from) having to go
    * * *
    1 (gen) to avoid
    2 (impedir) to prevent, avoid
    3 (ahorrar) to spare, save
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=eludir) to avoid
    2) (=ahorrar) to save

    me evita (el) tener que... — it saves me having to...

    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    a) (eludir, huir de) to avoid
    b) ( impedir) to avoid, prevent

    para evitar que sufranto avoid o prevent them suffering

    c) ( ahorrar)

    evitarle algo a alguien<molestia/preocupación> to save o spare somebody something

    2.
    evitarse v pron < problemas> to save oneself
    * * *
    = avoid, bypass [by-pass], eschew, guard against, impede, prevent, shy away from, deflect, forestall, avert, preempt [pre-empt], shun, be shy of + Gerundio, sidestep [side-step], steer + clear of, steer away from, get (a)round, shy from, stay away from, stave off, baulk [balk, -USA], hamstring, ward off, head off, skirt, give + Nombre + a wide berth.
    Ex. This situation requires a very skilled information worker if total disaster is to be avoided.
    Ex. She repeatedly bypassed the catalog because she was an inveterate fiction reader and approached the A section of the fiction shelf expecting to find Sholom Aleichem under ALEICHEM.
    Ex. However, most contributors to the debate about the future of SLIS have eschewed practicalities in favour of sweeping and dramatic generalizations.
    Ex. The system will ask you to enter the new password a second time to help guard against keying errors.
    Ex. In early 1984 we were invited to undertake a survey of the fourteen schools of librarianship and information studies in England and Wales, giving particular attention to the constraints impeding or preventing desirable change.
    Ex. To prevent an entry under the first name(s), these must be entered on a separate line with the subfield code 'j'.
    Ex. Those who conscientiously attempt to keep abreast of current thought might well shy away from an examination calculated to show how much of the previous month's efforts could be produced on call.
    Ex. Questions such as 'Can I help you?' on the part of the librarian are easily deflected by a hasty, perhaps automatic and ill-considered, 'Oh, no thanks' by the user.
    Ex. In order to forestall such an event, some libraries in Britain were stung into action by the publication of an Act of Parliament which totally ignored public libraries.
    Ex. He often did this, almost unconsciously, to avert an immediate sign of reaction to an irksome confrontation.
    Ex. This article concludes that the main value of the indicators is as a management tool, as a means of preempting problems.
    Ex. Traditionally these books have been shunned because of their fragile nature, but librarians are finding that a small collection can enliven story times.
    Ex. Printers or publishers were sometimes shy of giving their real names -- usually because a book was treasonable, or libellous, or a piracy -- and for similar reasons they might give a false place of publication and a false date.
    Ex. This article discusses how to start projects on the right footing by defining objectives and planning properly to help sidestep pitfalls which can be associated with bespoke software development.
    Ex. This entire target market has steered clear of the public library.
    Ex. This article gives guidance for steering away from some of the more obvious pitfalls when buying software.
    Ex. The view of most users is that they can get around the restriction in a number of ways.
    Ex. I have not shied from identifying some of the obstacles to achieving this vision.
    Ex. This, again, is an area most libraries -- at least the ones I'm familiar with -- have tended to stay away from.
    Ex. They resorted to exercising to stave off unwanted weight gain believed to be caused by alcohol use.
    Ex. While many scholars concede that military interventions are sometimes permissible, they balk when it comes to deciding whether they are ever a moral duty.
    Ex. Instead, the proposed regulations would hamstring public access.
    Ex. The most strenuous efforts will not always ensure success, nor the boldest arm of human power ward off the stroke of misfortune.
    Ex. And this stimulus is working in the sense that it has headed off the imminent risk of a deflationary spiral.
    Ex. Bridleways that cross arable land may be legally ploughed up, but not those that skirt a field.
    Ex. Under the new law, motorists must give 'a wide berth' to stationary emergency vehicles displaying blue, red, or amber emergency warning lights.
    ----
    * acto de evitar = avoidance.
    * agacharse para evitar = duck out of + harm's way.
    * el evitar = avoidance.
    * evitar discutir una cuestión = circumvent + issue.
    * evitar el desastre = ward off + disaster.
    * evitar el encuentro con = steer + clear of, give + Nombre + a wide berth, steer away from.
    * evitar el enfrentamiento = avoid + confrontation.
    * evitar el mal = shun + evil.
    * evitar la confrontación = avoid + confrontation.
    * evitar la fama = shun + the public eye, keep out of + the public eye.
    * evitar la publicidad = shun + the public eye, keep out of + the public eye.
    * evitar + Nombre = get (a)round + Nombre.
    * evitar polémicas = eschew + issues.
    * evitar problemas = stay out of + trouble.
    * evitar que = keep from.
    * evitar que + entrar = keep + Nombre + out.
    * evitar que + escapar = keep + Nombre + in.
    * evitar que + Nombre + Subjuntivo = save + Nombre + from + Gerundio.
    * evitar que + salir = keep + Nombre + in.
    * evitar ser afectado = escape + unaffected.
    * evitar temas delicados = eschew + issues.
    * evitar una cuestión = skirt + issue, tiptoe around + issue.
    * evitar una infección = prevent + infection.
    * evitar un error = avoid + error.
    * evitar un problema = avoid + problem.
    * evitar un riesgo = duck + risk.
    * evitar un tema = skirt + issue, tiptoe around + issue.
    * forma de evitar Algo = way round + Algo.
    * forma de evitar una dificultad = way (a)round + difficulty.
    * forma de evitar un problema = way round + problem.
    * intentar evitar = fight + shy of.
    * lo que hay que hacer y lo que hay que evitar = do's and don'ts, rights and wrongs.
    * no poder evitar + Infinitivo = cannot help + Gerundio, cannot help but + Verbo.
    * no poder evitar mencionar = cannot but notice.
    * no pude evitar notar que = couldn't help but notice (that).
    * para evitar su uso indebido por los niños = childproof.
    * proteger Algo para evitar su uso indebido por los niños = childproof.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    a) (eludir, huir de) to avoid
    b) ( impedir) to avoid, prevent

    para evitar que sufranto avoid o prevent them suffering

    c) ( ahorrar)

    evitarle algo a alguien<molestia/preocupación> to save o spare somebody something

    2.
    evitarse v pron < problemas> to save oneself
    * * *
    = avoid, bypass [by-pass], eschew, guard against, impede, prevent, shy away from, deflect, forestall, avert, preempt [pre-empt], shun, be shy of + Gerundio, sidestep [side-step], steer + clear of, steer away from, get (a)round, shy from, stay away from, stave off, baulk [balk, -USA], hamstring, ward off, head off, skirt, give + Nombre + a wide berth.

    Ex: This situation requires a very skilled information worker if total disaster is to be avoided.

    Ex: She repeatedly bypassed the catalog because she was an inveterate fiction reader and approached the A section of the fiction shelf expecting to find Sholom Aleichem under ALEICHEM.
    Ex: However, most contributors to the debate about the future of SLIS have eschewed practicalities in favour of sweeping and dramatic generalizations.
    Ex: The system will ask you to enter the new password a second time to help guard against keying errors.
    Ex: In early 1984 we were invited to undertake a survey of the fourteen schools of librarianship and information studies in England and Wales, giving particular attention to the constraints impeding or preventing desirable change.
    Ex: To prevent an entry under the first name(s), these must be entered on a separate line with the subfield code 'j'.
    Ex: Those who conscientiously attempt to keep abreast of current thought might well shy away from an examination calculated to show how much of the previous month's efforts could be produced on call.
    Ex: Questions such as 'Can I help you?' on the part of the librarian are easily deflected by a hasty, perhaps automatic and ill-considered, 'Oh, no thanks' by the user.
    Ex: In order to forestall such an event, some libraries in Britain were stung into action by the publication of an Act of Parliament which totally ignored public libraries.
    Ex: He often did this, almost unconsciously, to avert an immediate sign of reaction to an irksome confrontation.
    Ex: This article concludes that the main value of the indicators is as a management tool, as a means of preempting problems.
    Ex: Traditionally these books have been shunned because of their fragile nature, but librarians are finding that a small collection can enliven story times.
    Ex: Printers or publishers were sometimes shy of giving their real names -- usually because a book was treasonable, or libellous, or a piracy -- and for similar reasons they might give a false place of publication and a false date.
    Ex: This article discusses how to start projects on the right footing by defining objectives and planning properly to help sidestep pitfalls which can be associated with bespoke software development.
    Ex: This entire target market has steered clear of the public library.
    Ex: This article gives guidance for steering away from some of the more obvious pitfalls when buying software.
    Ex: The view of most users is that they can get around the restriction in a number of ways.
    Ex: I have not shied from identifying some of the obstacles to achieving this vision.
    Ex: This, again, is an area most libraries -- at least the ones I'm familiar with -- have tended to stay away from.
    Ex: They resorted to exercising to stave off unwanted weight gain believed to be caused by alcohol use.
    Ex: While many scholars concede that military interventions are sometimes permissible, they balk when it comes to deciding whether they are ever a moral duty.
    Ex: Instead, the proposed regulations would hamstring public access.
    Ex: The most strenuous efforts will not always ensure success, nor the boldest arm of human power ward off the stroke of misfortune.
    Ex: And this stimulus is working in the sense that it has headed off the imminent risk of a deflationary spiral.
    Ex: Bridleways that cross arable land may be legally ploughed up, but not those that skirt a field.
    Ex: Under the new law, motorists must give 'a wide berth' to stationary emergency vehicles displaying blue, red, or amber emergency warning lights.
    * acto de evitar = avoidance.
    * agacharse para evitar = duck out of + harm's way.
    * el evitar = avoidance.
    * evitar discutir una cuestión = circumvent + issue.
    * evitar el desastre = ward off + disaster.
    * evitar el encuentro con = steer + clear of, give + Nombre + a wide berth, steer away from.
    * evitar el enfrentamiento = avoid + confrontation.
    * evitar el mal = shun + evil.
    * evitar la confrontación = avoid + confrontation.
    * evitar la fama = shun + the public eye, keep out of + the public eye.
    * evitar la publicidad = shun + the public eye, keep out of + the public eye.
    * evitar + Nombre = get (a)round + Nombre.
    * evitar polémicas = eschew + issues.
    * evitar problemas = stay out of + trouble.
    * evitar que = keep from.
    * evitar que + entrar = keep + Nombre + out.
    * evitar que + escapar = keep + Nombre + in.
    * evitar que + Nombre + Subjuntivo = save + Nombre + from + Gerundio.
    * evitar que + salir = keep + Nombre + in.
    * evitar ser afectado = escape + unaffected.
    * evitar temas delicados = eschew + issues.
    * evitar una cuestión = skirt + issue, tiptoe around + issue.
    * evitar una infección = prevent + infection.
    * evitar un error = avoid + error.
    * evitar un problema = avoid + problem.
    * evitar un riesgo = duck + risk.
    * evitar un tema = skirt + issue, tiptoe around + issue.
    * forma de evitar Algo = way round + Algo.
    * forma de evitar una dificultad = way (a)round + difficulty.
    * forma de evitar un problema = way round + problem.
    * intentar evitar = fight + shy of.
    * lo que hay que hacer y lo que hay que evitar = do's and don'ts, rights and wrongs.
    * no poder evitar + Infinitivo = cannot help + Gerundio, cannot help but + Verbo.
    * no poder evitar mencionar = cannot but notice.
    * no pude evitar notar que = couldn't help but notice (that).
    * para evitar su uso indebido por los niños = childproof.
    * proteger Algo para evitar su uso indebido por los niños = childproof.

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    evitar [A1 ]
    vt
    1 (eludir, huir de) to avoid
    evita entrar en discusiones con él avoid getting into arguments with him
    para evitar problemas decidí no ir to avoid problems I decided not to go
    ¿por qué me estás evitando? why are you avoiding me?
    2 (impedir) to avoid, prevent
    se podría haber evitado la tragedia the tragedy could have been avoided o averted o prevented
    haremos lo posible para evitarlo we'll do everything we can to avoid o prevent it
    para evitar que sufran to avoid o prevent them suffering
    3 (ahorrar) to save
    una simple llamada nos habría evitado muchas molestias a simple phone call would have saved us a lot of trouble
    así les evitarás muchos quebraderos de cabeza that way you'll save them a lot of worry
    por esta ruta evitas tener que pasar por el centro if you go this way you avoid going through o it saves you going through the center
    ‹problemas› to save oneself
    evítese la molestia de ir a la tienda avoid the inconvenience of going to the store
    si aceptas, te evitarás muchos problemas if you accept, you'll save yourself a lot of problems
    me evitaría tener que pintarlo it would save me having to paint it
    * * *

     

    Multiple Entries:
    evitar    
    evitar algo
    evitar ( conjugate evitar) verbo transitivo
    a) (eludir, huir de) to avoid;



    para evitar que sufran to avoid o prevent them suffering

    c) ( remediar):

    me puse a llorar, no lo puede evitar I started to cry, I couldn't help it

    d) ( ahorrar) evitarle algo a algn ‹molestia/preocupación› to save o spare sb sth

    evitarse verbo pronominal ‹ problemas to save oneself;

    evitar verbo transitivo
    1 to avoid: no pude evitar reírme, I couldn't help laughing
    2 (una enfermedad, etc) to prevent
    (una desgracia) to avert
    3 (a una persona) to avoid ➣ Ver nota en avoid

    ' evitar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    ahorrar
    - alarde
    - carcajada
    - contemporizar
    - hincapié
    - mortificar
    - mortificarse
    - murmuración
    - para
    - remediar
    - aglomeración
    - huir
    English:
    avert
    - avoid
    - breath
    - bypass
    - cheat
    - clampdown
    - clear
    - deny
    - get round
    - harm
    - head off
    - hedge
    - help
    - loophole
    - miss
    - pair off
    - prevent
    - pussyfoot
    - save
    - scandal
    - should
    - stave off
    - steer
    - step in
    - way
    - get
    - guard
    - keep
    - rat
    - shun
    - stave
    - unavoidably
    * * *
    vt
    1. [impedir] [desastre, accidente] to avoid, to prevent;
    ¿podría haberse evitado esta catástrofe ecológica? could this environmental disaster have been avoided o prevented?;
    evitar que alguien haga algo to stop o prevent sb from doing sth;
    no pude evitar que se pelearan I couldn't stop o prevent them from having a fight;
    hemos de evitar que se extienda el incendio we have to stop the fire spreading
    2. [eludir] [problema, cuestión, persona] to avoid;
    siempre me está evitando she's always trying to avoid me;
    Javier siempre evita encontrarse conmigo Javier always avoids meeting me;
    yo evité hablar del tema I kept o steered clear of the subject;
    no puede evitarlo he can't help it;
    no puedo evitar ser como soy I can't help (being) the way I am
    3. [ahorrar] to save;
    esta máquina nos evitaría mucho trabajo this machine would save us a lot of work;
    esto me evita tener que ir this gets me out of going, this saves me (from) having to go
    * * *
    v/t
    1 avoid;
    no puedo evitarlo I can’t help it
    2 ( impedir) prevent
    3 molestias save
    * * *
    evitar vt
    1) : to avoid
    2) prevenir: to prevent
    3) eludir: to escape, to elude
    * * *
    evitar vb
    1. (en general) to avoid
    2. (impedir) to prevent
    3. (ahorrar) to save

    Spanish-English dictionary > evitar

  • 5 evitar el encuentro con

    (v.) = steer + clear of, give + Nombre + a wide berth, steer away from
    Ex. This entire target market has steered clear of the public library.
    Ex. Under the new law, motorists must give 'a wide berth' to stationary emergency vehicles displaying blue, red, or amber emergency warning lights.
    Ex. This article gives guidance for steering away from some of the more obvious pitfalls when buying software.
    * * *
    (v.) = steer + clear of, give + Nombre + a wide berth, steer away from

    Ex: This entire target market has steered clear of the public library.

    Ex: Under the new law, motorists must give 'a wide berth' to stationary emergency vehicles displaying blue, red, or amber emergency warning lights.
    Ex: This article gives guidance for steering away from some of the more obvious pitfalls when buying software.

    Spanish-English dictionary > evitar el encuentro con

  • 6 mantenerse alejado de

    (v.) = stay away from, steer + clear of, give + Nombre + a wide berth, steer away from
    Ex. This, again, is an area most libraries -- at least the ones I'm familiar with -- have tended to stay away from.
    Ex. This entire target market has steered clear of the public library.
    Ex. Under the new law, motorists must give 'a wide berth' to stationary emergency vehicles displaying blue, red, or amber emergency warning lights.
    Ex. This article gives guidance for steering away from some of the more obvious pitfalls when buying software.
    * * *
    (v.) = stay away from, steer + clear of, give + Nombre + a wide berth, steer away from

    Ex: This, again, is an area most libraries -- at least the ones I'm familiar with -- have tended to stay away from.

    Ex: This entire target market has steered clear of the public library.
    Ex: Under the new law, motorists must give 'a wide berth' to stationary emergency vehicles displaying blue, red, or amber emergency warning lights.
    Ex: This article gives guidance for steering away from some of the more obvious pitfalls when buying software.

    Spanish-English dictionary > mantenerse alejado de

  • 7 mantenerse lejos de

    (v.) = steer + clear of, give + Nombre + a wide berth, steer away from
    Ex. This entire target market has steered clear of the public library.
    Ex. Under the new law, motorists must give 'a wide berth' to stationary emergency vehicles displaying blue, red, or amber emergency warning lights.
    Ex. This article gives guidance for steering away from some of the more obvious pitfalls when buying software.
    * * *
    (v.) = steer + clear of, give + Nombre + a wide berth, steer away from

    Ex: This entire target market has steered clear of the public library.

    Ex: Under the new law, motorists must give 'a wide berth' to stationary emergency vehicles displaying blue, red, or amber emergency warning lights.
    Ex: This article gives guidance for steering away from some of the more obvious pitfalls when buying software.

    Spanish-English dictionary > mantenerse lejos de

  • 8 no acercarse a

    (v.) = steer + clear of, stay away from, give + Nombre + a wide berth, steer away from
    Ex. This entire target market has steered clear of the public library.
    Ex. This, again, is an area most libraries -- at least the ones I'm familiar with -- have tended to stay away from.
    Ex. Under the new law, motorists must give 'a wide berth' to stationary emergency vehicles displaying blue, red, or amber emergency warning lights.
    Ex. This article gives guidance for steering away from some of the more obvious pitfalls when buying software.
    * * *
    (v.) = steer + clear of, stay away from, give + Nombre + a wide berth, steer away from

    Ex: This entire target market has steered clear of the public library.

    Ex: This, again, is an area most libraries -- at least the ones I'm familiar with -- have tended to stay away from.
    Ex: Under the new law, motorists must give 'a wide berth' to stationary emergency vehicles displaying blue, red, or amber emergency warning lights.
    Ex: This article gives guidance for steering away from some of the more obvious pitfalls when buying software.

    Spanish-English dictionary > no acercarse a

  • 9 rehuir

    v.
    1 to avoid.
    2 to shrink back.
    Ellos rehuyeron pronto They shrank back quickly.
    3 to shun, to avoid, to flee from.
    Ellos rehuyeron a Ricardo They shunned Richard.
    4 to flee away from.
    María le rehuye a su madre Mary flees away from her mom.
    * * *
    Conjugation model [ HUIR], like link=huir huir
    1 to avoid, shun
    * * *

    rehúye de las situaciones difícilesshe avoids o runs away from difficult situations

    * * *
    verbo transitivo to shy away from
    * * *
    = shy away from, shun, shy from, steer + clear of, give + Nombre + a wide berth, steer away from.
    Ex. Those who conscientiously attempt to keep abreast of current thought might well shy away from an examination calculated to show how much of the previous month's efforts could be produced on call.
    Ex. Traditionally these books have been shunned because of their fragile nature, but librarians are finding that a small collection can enliven story times.
    Ex. I have not shied from identifying some of the obstacles to achieving this vision.
    Ex. This entire target market has steered clear of the public library.
    Ex. Under the new law, motorists must give 'a wide berth' to stationary emergency vehicles displaying blue, red, or amber emergency warning lights.
    Ex. This article gives guidance for steering away from some of the more obvious pitfalls when buying software.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo to shy away from
    * * *
    = shy away from, shun, shy from, steer + clear of, give + Nombre + a wide berth, steer away from.

    Ex: Those who conscientiously attempt to keep abreast of current thought might well shy away from an examination calculated to show how much of the previous month's efforts could be produced on call.

    Ex: Traditionally these books have been shunned because of their fragile nature, but librarians are finding that a small collection can enliven story times.
    Ex: I have not shied from identifying some of the obstacles to achieving this vision.
    Ex: This entire target market has steered clear of the public library.
    Ex: Under the new law, motorists must give 'a wide berth' to stationary emergency vehicles displaying blue, red, or amber emergency warning lights.
    Ex: This article gives guidance for steering away from some of the more obvious pitfalls when buying software.

    * * *
    rehuir [ I21 ]
    vt
    to shy away from
    rehúye el trato con la gente she shies away from contact with people
    * * *

    rehuir ( conjugate rehuir) verbo transitivo
    to shy away from
    rehuir verbo transitivo to shun, avoid: rehúye el tema constantemente, he's constantly trying to avoid the subject
    ' rehuir' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    huir
    - inhibirse
    English:
    shun
    - shy away
    - recoil
    - shirk
    - way
    * * *
    rehuir vt
    to avoid
    * * *
    v/t shy away from
    * * *
    rehuir {41} vt
    : to avoid, to shun
    * * *
    rehuir vb to avoid

    Spanish-English dictionary > rehuir

  • 10 separar

    v.
    1 to separate.
    las hojas se han pegado y no las puedo separar the pages have stuck together and I can't separate them o get them apart
    son muchas las cosas que nos separan there are many differences between us
    María separó las galletas Mary separated the cookies.
    2 to move away.
    separa un poco las sillas move the chairs apart a bit
    3 to put aside.
    4 to split, to draw apart, to pull away, to pull apart.
    El adulterio separa a las parejas Adultery splits couples.
    5 to set apart, to put away.
    6 to abduce.
    * * *
    1 (gen) to separate
    2 (hacer grupos) to separate, sort out
    3 (guardar aparte) to set aside, put aside
    4 (apartar) to move away (de, from)
    5 (de empleo, cargo) to remove (de, from), dismiss (de, from)
    6 figurado (mantener alejado) to keep away (de, from)
    1 (tomar diferente camino) to separate, part company
    2 (matrimonio) to separate
    3 (apartarse) to move away (de, from)
    4 (desprenderse) to separate (de, from), come off (de, -)
    5 (de amigo etc) to part company (de, with)
    6 separarse de (dejar algo) to part with
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=apartar) to separate

    la maestra nos separó para que no habláramosthe teacher split us up o separated us so that we wouldn't talk

    si no los llegan a separar se matanif no one had pulled them apart o separated them, they would have killed each other

    separar algn/algo de algn/algo — to separate sb/sth from sb/sth

    al nacer los separaron de sus padresthey were taken (away) o separated from their parents at birth

    los separaron del resto de los pasajerosthey were split up o separated from the rest of the passengers

    2) (=distanciar)

    éramos buenos amigos, pero la política nos separó — we were good friends but politics came between us

    3) (=existir entre)

    el abismo que separa a los ricos de los pobresthe gulf between o separating (the) rich and (the) poor

    4) (=deslindar)

    unas barreras de protección separaban el escenario de la plaza — there were crash barriers separating the stage from the rest of the square

    la frontera que separa realidad y ficción — the dividing line between reality and fiction, the line that separates reality from o and fiction

    5) (=dividir) to divide
    6) (=poner aparte)

    ¿me puedes separar un poco de tarta? — can you put aside some cake for me?

    7) (=destituir) [de un cargo] to remove, dismiss

    ser separado del servicio — (Mil) to be discharged

    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) (apartar, alejar) to separate; < boxeadores> to separate, part
    b) ( dividir un todo) to divide
    2)
    a) ( deslindar) to separate, divide
    b) ( despegar)
    3) (frml) ( destituir) to dismiss (frml)

    fue separado de su cargo/sus funciones — he was removed from office/relieved of his duties (frml)

    2.
    separarse v pron
    a) matrimonio to separate

    se separaron hace un mesthey separated o split up a month ago

    b) (apartarse, alejarse) to split up

    no se separen, que los pequeños se pueden perder — please stay together in case the children get lost

    separarse DE algo/alguien: esta niña no se separa del televisor this child is always glued to the television; no me he separado nunca de mis hijos I've never been away o apart from my children; no se separen de su equipaje — do not leave your luggage unattended

    c) (guardar, reservar) to put o set aside
    * * *
    = carry off, cut off, detach, put by, segregate, separate, sift, screen out, tell out into, sort out + Nombre + from + Nombre, drive + a wedge between, hive off, disaggregate, sever, prise + Nombre + apart, unbundle, spread out, sift out, cleave, tease apart, balkanize, sunder, decouple, strip off, splay.
    Ex. The 'sweated' rags were pounded to a pulp (or stuff) by water-powered hammers, impurities being carried off through filters by running water.
    Ex. The stages are not cut off from one another, are not sharply defined.
    Ex. The words from the deleted abstract in the abstract word file will be detached when DOBIS/LIBIS is not busy with other work.
    Ex. The raw material of white paper was undyed linen -- or in very early days hempen -- rags, which the paper-maker bought in bulk, sorted and washed, and then put by in a damp heap for four or five days to rot.
    Ex. In summary, the advantages of the electronic catalog is the ability to segregate the fast searches from the slowest.
    Ex. The description of the component part is separated from that of the host document by a double slash.
    Ex. Thus many non-relevant documents have been retrieved and examined in the process of sifting relevant and non-relevant documents.
    Ex. Most journals rely for a substantial part of their income on advertisements; how would advertisers view the prospect of being selectively screened out by readers?.
    Ex. The finished paper was sorted for imperfections and told out into quires and reams for sale.
    Ex. Ward's study is likely to remain a standard reference source for years to come, but trying to sort out the generalities from the particularities is a very difficult business.
    Ex. While the current problems associated with serial economics have driven a wedge between vendors, librarians and publishers, they should be cooperating and communicating in order to withstand the information explosion.
    Ex. Non-fiction is normally shelved according to the Dewey decimal system with perhaps a major category such as autobiography and biography hived off as a completely separate ad hoc classification.
    Ex. Outcomes can be disaggregated along age, class, ethnic, racial, & gender dimensions.
    Ex. This art is is mass produced, often mechanically, and thus severed from tradition.
    Ex. The symbiotic relationship between scholarly discourse and scholarly publication that has existed for 3 centuries is being prised apart by new technology.
    Ex. It is recommended that CD-ROM producers unbundle the retrieval software from the data.
    Ex. For instance, in reproduction of Renoir's work under the subject IMPRESSIONISM, Renoir's works would not stand together in the catalog but be spread out according to their titles.
    Ex. Whichever he chooses he will still have to sift out and categorize the numerous errors that disfigure all the early texts of the play.
    Ex. Ethnic and racial differences cleaved the American working class.
    Ex. The author and his colleagues embarked on a series of studies to tease apart hereditary and environmental factors thought to be implicated in schizophrenia.
    Ex. The scholarly system has become balkanized into autonomous, even antagonistic, cultures or camps based on differing technological competencies and interests.
    Ex. Both novels tell essentially the same story, that of a woman sundered from her high estate and her betrothed.
    Ex. The physical library will probably become less viable over time and so it is important to decouple the information professional from the library unit.
    Ex. They gathered a whole sackful, stripped off the husks, and filled the sack again.
    Ex. Walk your feet up the wall, then take the belt and place it on your upper arms right above your elbows to keep your arms from splaying.
    ----
    * Hasta que la muerte nos separe = Till death do us part.
    * que se puede separar = detachable.
    * separar aun más = widen + the gap between... and.
    * separar con una cortina = curtain off.
    * separar de = wean from, isolate from, divide from, wean away from.
    * separar el grano de la paja = divide into + Adjetivo + sheep and + Adjetivo + goats, sort the + Adjetivo + sheep from the + Adjetivo + goats, separate + the wheat from the chaff, sort out + the wheat from the chaff, sift + the wheat from the chaff.
    * separar haciendo palanca = pry + Nombre + out, prise + Nombre + out.
    * separar la realidad de la ficción = distinguish + fact from fiction.
    * separar las manos = spread out + hands.
    * separar + Nombre + de + Nombre = discern + Nombre + from + Nombre.
    * separarse = drift apart, part, divorce, go (our/their) separate ways, fork.
    * separarse (de) = become + parted from, move away from, turn away from, secede (from).
    * separarse descendiendo = droop away from.
    * separar una pelea = break up + fight, break up + fight.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) (apartar, alejar) to separate; < boxeadores> to separate, part
    b) ( dividir un todo) to divide
    2)
    a) ( deslindar) to separate, divide
    b) ( despegar)
    3) (frml) ( destituir) to dismiss (frml)

    fue separado de su cargo/sus funciones — he was removed from office/relieved of his duties (frml)

    2.
    separarse v pron
    a) matrimonio to separate

    se separaron hace un mesthey separated o split up a month ago

    b) (apartarse, alejarse) to split up

    no se separen, que los pequeños se pueden perder — please stay together in case the children get lost

    separarse DE algo/alguien: esta niña no se separa del televisor this child is always glued to the television; no me he separado nunca de mis hijos I've never been away o apart from my children; no se separen de su equipaje — do not leave your luggage unattended

    c) (guardar, reservar) to put o set aside
    * * *
    = carry off, cut off, detach, put by, segregate, separate, sift, screen out, tell out into, sort out + Nombre + from + Nombre, drive + a wedge between, hive off, disaggregate, sever, prise + Nombre + apart, unbundle, spread out, sift out, cleave, tease apart, balkanize, sunder, decouple, strip off, splay.

    Ex: The 'sweated' rags were pounded to a pulp (or stuff) by water-powered hammers, impurities being carried off through filters by running water.

    Ex: The stages are not cut off from one another, are not sharply defined.
    Ex: The words from the deleted abstract in the abstract word file will be detached when DOBIS/LIBIS is not busy with other work.
    Ex: The raw material of white paper was undyed linen -- or in very early days hempen -- rags, which the paper-maker bought in bulk, sorted and washed, and then put by in a damp heap for four or five days to rot.
    Ex: In summary, the advantages of the electronic catalog is the ability to segregate the fast searches from the slowest.
    Ex: The description of the component part is separated from that of the host document by a double slash.
    Ex: Thus many non-relevant documents have been retrieved and examined in the process of sifting relevant and non-relevant documents.
    Ex: Most journals rely for a substantial part of their income on advertisements; how would advertisers view the prospect of being selectively screened out by readers?.
    Ex: The finished paper was sorted for imperfections and told out into quires and reams for sale.
    Ex: Ward's study is likely to remain a standard reference source for years to come, but trying to sort out the generalities from the particularities is a very difficult business.
    Ex: While the current problems associated with serial economics have driven a wedge between vendors, librarians and publishers, they should be cooperating and communicating in order to withstand the information explosion.
    Ex: Non-fiction is normally shelved according to the Dewey decimal system with perhaps a major category such as autobiography and biography hived off as a completely separate ad hoc classification.
    Ex: Outcomes can be disaggregated along age, class, ethnic, racial, & gender dimensions.
    Ex: This art is is mass produced, often mechanically, and thus severed from tradition.
    Ex: The symbiotic relationship between scholarly discourse and scholarly publication that has existed for 3 centuries is being prised apart by new technology.
    Ex: It is recommended that CD-ROM producers unbundle the retrieval software from the data.
    Ex: For instance, in reproduction of Renoir's work under the subject IMPRESSIONISM, Renoir's works would not stand together in the catalog but be spread out according to their titles.
    Ex: Whichever he chooses he will still have to sift out and categorize the numerous errors that disfigure all the early texts of the play.
    Ex: Ethnic and racial differences cleaved the American working class.
    Ex: The author and his colleagues embarked on a series of studies to tease apart hereditary and environmental factors thought to be implicated in schizophrenia.
    Ex: The scholarly system has become balkanized into autonomous, even antagonistic, cultures or camps based on differing technological competencies and interests.
    Ex: Both novels tell essentially the same story, that of a woman sundered from her high estate and her betrothed.
    Ex: The physical library will probably become less viable over time and so it is important to decouple the information professional from the library unit.
    Ex: They gathered a whole sackful, stripped off the husks, and filled the sack again.
    Ex: Walk your feet up the wall, then take the belt and place it on your upper arms right above your elbows to keep your arms from splaying.
    * Hasta que la muerte nos separe = Till death do us part.
    * que se puede separar = detachable.
    * separar aun más = widen + the gap between... and.
    * separar con una cortina = curtain off.
    * separar de = wean from, isolate from, divide from, wean away from.
    * separar el grano de la paja = divide into + Adjetivo + sheep and + Adjetivo + goats, sort the + Adjetivo + sheep from the + Adjetivo + goats, separate + the wheat from the chaff, sort out + the wheat from the chaff, sift + the wheat from the chaff.
    * separar haciendo palanca = pry + Nombre + out, prise + Nombre + out.
    * separar la realidad de la ficción = distinguish + fact from fiction.
    * separar las manos = spread out + hands.
    * separar + Nombre + de + Nombre = discern + Nombre + from + Nombre.
    * separarse = drift apart, part, divorce, go (our/their) separate ways, fork.
    * separarse (de) = become + parted from, move away from, turn away from, secede (from).
    * separarse descendiendo = droop away from.
    * separar una pelea = break up + fight, break up + fight.

    * * *
    separar [A1 ]
    vt
    A
    1 (apartar, alejar) to separate
    dos transeúntes intentaron separarlos two passersby tried to separate o part them
    ha hecho todo lo posible por separarnos he has done everything he can to split us up
    las consonantes dobles no se separan en español in Spanish, double consonants should not be split up
    la maestra las separó porque charlaban mucho the teacher separated them o split them up because they were talking so much
    separa la cama de la pared move the bed away from the wall
    no se aconseja separar a la madre de su ternero it is not advisable to take the calf away from its mother
    separar la yema de la clara separate the white from the yolk
    separar los machos de las hembras to separate the males from the females
    2 (dividir un todo) to divide
    separar las palabras en sílabas divide the words into syllables
    la guerra separó a muchas familias the war divided many families
    3 (guardar, reservar) to put o set aside
    sepárame un trocito para Pablo, que va a venir más tarde can you put o set aside a slice for Pablo, he'll be coming later
    separa la ropa que llevarás puesta put the clothes you're going to wear on one side
    B
    1 (deslindar) to separate, divide
    una valla separa a los hinchas de los dos equipos there is a fence separating the fans of the two teams
    los separan profundas diferencias they are divided by deepseated differences
    separar algo DE algo to separate sth FROM sth
    los Andes separan Argentina de Chile the Andes separate Argentina from Chile
    2
    (despegar): no puedo separar estas dos fotos I can't get these two photographs apart
    separa las lonchas de jamón separate the slices of ham
    no separe la etiqueta antes de rellenarla do not remove o detach the label before filling it in
    C ( frml) (destituir) to dismiss ( frml)
    fue separado de su cargo/sus funciones he was removed from office/relieved of his duties ( frml)
    separar del servicio ( Mil) to discharge
    1 «matrimonio» to separate
    se separaron tras diez años de matrimonio they separated o split up after ten years of marriage
    es hijo de padres separados his parents are separated
    separarse DE algn to separate FROM sb
    se separó de su marido en octubre she separated from her husband in October
    2 (alejarse, apartarse) to split up
    a mitad de camino nos separamos we split up half way
    los socios se separaron en 1996 they dissolved their partnership in 1996 ( frml), the partners split up in 1996
    no se separen, que los pequeños se pueden perder please don't split up o divide up o please stay together in case the children get lost
    separarse DE algo/algn:
    esta niña no se separa del televisor this child is always glued to the television
    no me he separado nunca de mis hijos I've never been away o apart from my children
    no se separen de su equipaje do not leave your luggage unattended
    * * *

     

    separar ( conjugate separar) verbo transitivo
    1
    a) (apartar, alejar) to separate;


    separa la cama de la pared move the bed away from the wall

    c) (guardar, reservar) to put o set aside

    2
    a) ( actuar de división) [valla/línea] to separate;


    b) ( despegar):


    separarse verbo pronominal

    separarse DE algn to separate from sb


    c) (apartarse, alejarse):

    no se separen, que los pequeños se pueden perder please stay together in case the children get lost;

    no me he separado nunca de mis hijos I've never been away o apart from my children
    separar verbo transitivo
    1 (aumentar la distancia física) to move apart
    2 (poner aparte) to separate: separa las rosas de los claveles, separate the roses from the carnations
    3 (reservar) to save
    4 (algo pegado, grapado) to detach
    5 (distanciar, disgregar) to divide
    ' separar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abrir
    - desgajar
    - desunir
    - paja
    - quitar
    - segregar
    - aislar
    - apartar
    - cortar
    - desmontar
    - desprender
    English:
    detach
    - divide
    - divorce
    - fence off
    - part
    - peel off
    - prise
    - pull apart
    - screen off
    - separate
    - sort out
    - space
    - split up
    - twist off
    - wall off
    - fence
    - pull
    - screen
    - sort
    - splay
    - split
    - wall
    * * *
    vt
    1. [alejar, dividir, aislar] to separate (de from);
    lo han separado de sus hijos they've taken his children away from him;
    tuvo que venir la policía para separarlos the police had to be called to break them up o separate them;
    el muro que separa los dos campos the wall separating o that separates the two fields;
    separar algo en grupos/partes iguales to divide sth into groups/equal parts;
    son muchas las cosas que nos separan there are many differences between us;
    quiere separar su vida privada de su vida pública she wants to keep her private life separate from her public life
    2. [apartar, dejar espacio entre] to move away (de from);
    separe el cuerpo del volante keep your body away from the steering wheel;
    separa un poco las sillas move the chairs apart a bit;
    separa bien las piernas open your legs wide
    3. [desunir, quitar]
    las hojas se han pegado y no las puedo separar the pages have stuck together and I can't separate them o get them apart;
    separe la carne del caldo remove the meat from the stock;
    no separaba los ojos del reloj she never took her eyes off the clock
    4. [reservar] to put aside
    5. [destituir]
    separar de to remove o dismiss from;
    fue separado del cargo he was removed (from his post), he was dismissed (from his job);
    separaron al coronel del servicio the colonel was removed from active service
    * * *
    v/t separate
    * * *
    1) : to separate, to divide
    2) : to split up, to pull apart
    separarse vr
    * * *
    1. (en general) to separate
    2. (apartar) to move away

    Spanish-English dictionary > separar

  • 11 OPEC, la [Organización de Países Exportadores de Petróleo]

    = OPEC [Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries].
    Ex. Part of the decline in prices and economic and geopolitical power of OPEC comes from the move away from oil consumption to alternate energy sources.
    ----
    * cartel de la OPEC, el = OPEC cartel, the.

    Spanish-English dictionary > OPEC, la [Organización de Países Exportadores de Petróleo]

  • 12 a

    prep.
    1 to.
    voy a Madrid I'm going to Madrid
    me voy al extranjero I'm going abroad
    llegó a Buenos Aires/a la fiesta he arrived in Buenos Aires/at the party
    2 at (moment).
    a las siete at seven o'clock
    a los once años at the age of eleven
    al caer la noche at nightfall
    al oír la noticia se desmayó on hearing the news, she fainted
    Llegué al amanecer I arrived at dawn.
    3 per, every (frecuency).
    40 horas a la semana 40 hours per o a week
    tres veces al día three times a day
    4 to.
    dáselo a Ricardo give it to Ricardo
    dile a Ricardo que venga tell Ricardo to come
    5 to.
    entró a pagar he came in to pay
    aprender a nadar to learn to swim
    6 by, about to, for.
    * * *
    A, a
    nombre femenino (pl as o aes)
    1 (la letra) A, a
    ————————
    A
    1 ( Alteza) Highness; (abreviatura) H
    ————————
    A
    1 ( autopista) motorway; (abreviatura) M
    ————————
    A
    1 ( amperio) ampere, amp; (símbolo) A
    * * *
    prep.
    1) to
    2) into
    3) in
    4) at
    5) on
    6) with
    * * *
    SF = a (=letra) A, a
    * * *
    a femenino (pl aes) ( read as [a]) the letter A, a
    * * *
    = for, per, to.
    Ex. The fine policy matrix corresponds to the loan policy matrix, cell for cell.
    Ex. Indexing can thus be achieved at a detailed level, with often many terms per document, with almost no indexing effort.
    Ex. Accessibility to the documents stored in files is an important factor, so the physical storage is important.
    ----
    * a + Adjetivo + escala = on a + Adjetivo + scale.
    * a alguna parte = someplace.
    * a alta presión = high-pressured, high-pressure.
    * a altas horas de la noche = late at night.
    * a ambas orillas del Atlántico = on both sides of the ocean, on both sides of the Atlantic.
    * a ambos lados de = on either side of.
    * a ambos lados del Altántico = on both sides of the ocean, on both sides of the Atlantic.
    * a ambos lados de + Lugar = on both sides of + Lugar.
    * a años luz de = light years away from.
    * a bajas temperaturas = at low temperature.
    * a bajo coste = low-cost.
    * a bajo costo = low-cost.
    * a bajo nivel = low-level.
    * a bajo precio = lower-cost, at a low price, on the cheap.
    * a base de = in the form of, on a diet of.
    * a base de carne = meaty [meatier -comp., meatiest -sup.].
    * a base de cometer errores = the hard way.
    * a base de errores = the hard way.
    * a boca de jarro = at close range.
    * a bocajarro = point blank.
    * a bombo y platillo = fanfare, with a bang.
    * a bordo = aboard, on board ship.
    * a bordo de = aboard, onboard.
    * a bordo de un barco = shipboard, on board ship.
    * a buen recaudo = in a safe place, in safekeeping.
    * a caballo = on horseback, astride.
    * a caballo entre = astride... and..., midway between.
    * a caballo entre... y... = half way between... and....
    * a caballo regalado no se le mira el diente = never look a gift horse in the mouth.
    * a cada rato = every so often, every now and then, every now and again, every once in a while.
    * a cambio = in return.
    * a cambio de = in exchange for, in return for.
    * a cambio de nada = for nothing.
    * a cántaros = cats and dogs.
    * a cargo = in the saddle.
    * a cargo (de) = charged with, in charge (of), at the helm (of).
    * a cargo de Alguien = under supervision.
    * a cargo de las riendas = in the saddle.
    * a cargo del ayuntamiento = local authority-run.
    * a cargo del gobierno = government-operated, government-run.
    * a cargo de una sola persona = one-man band.
    * a cargo de voluntarios = volunteer-run.
    * a chorros = profusely.
    * a ciegas = blindfold, blindly, blindfolded, in the dark.
    * a ciencia cierta = for sure, for certain.
    * a cierta distancia = some distance away.
    * a cierta distancia de = off.
    * a cierta distancia de la costa = offshore.
    * a cierta distancia del litoral = offshore.
    * a cobro revertido = reverse charges.
    * a color = multi-colour [multi-color -USA].
    * a comienzos de + Expresión Temporal = early + Expresión Temporal, the.
    * a comienzos de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha, in the early part of + Fecha.
    * a comienzos de + Período de Tiempo = by the turn of + Período de Tiempo, at the turn of + Período de Tiempo.
    * a conciencia = deliberately, wilfully [willfully, -USA], by design, on purpose.
    * a condición de que + Subjuntivo = provided (that), providing (that), as long as.
    * a contenido enriquecido = content-enriched.
    * a continuación = next, then, in the following, herewith.
    * a continuación se enumeran = given below.
    * a contracorriente = against the grain.
    * a contraluz = against the light.
    * a contrapelo = against the grain, against the nap.
    * a coro = with one voice, in unison.
    * a corto plazo = before very long, short term [short-term], in the short run, short-range, at short notice, in the short term, short-run.
    * a costa de = at the cost of, at the expense of, at + Nombre's + expense, at cost of.
    * a costa de mucho = at (a) great expense.
    * a costa de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a costa de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a criterio de = at the discretion of.
    * a cualquier hora = anytime, around the clock.
    * a cualquier hora del día o de la noche = at any hour of the day or night, at any time of the day or night.
    * a cualquier precio = at any cost, at all costs, at any price.
    * a cuatro aguas = hipped.
    * a cuatro patas = on all fours, on four legs.
    * a cuenta de = at the expense of.
    * a cuenta de la empresa = at company expense.
    * a cuenta de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a cuenta de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a cuenta propia = at + Posesivo + expense, at + Posesivo + own expense.
    * a cuerpo de rey = the lap of luxury.
    * a cuestas = in tow.
    * a decir de todos = by all accounts.
    * a decir verdad = to tell the truth, if the truth be known, if the truth be told, in all truth, in truth, fact is, the fact is (that), to be fair.
    * a decir verdad... = the fact of the matter is that....
    * a demanda = pro re nata.
    * a deshora(s) = at odd times, out of hours.
    * a día de hoy = as of today.
    * a diario = every day.
    * a diestro y siniestro = like there's no tomorrow.
    * a dieta = on a diet.
    * a diferencia de = apart from, as opposed to, in contradistinction to, as contrasted with, in contrast (to/with), quite apart from, in sharp contrast (with).
    * a diferencia de + Nombre = unlike + Nombre.
    * a diferentes niveles = multi-tiered [multitiered], multi-tier [multitier].
    * a discreción = at will, no holds barred.
    * a disgusto = unwillingly, reluctantly.
    * a disposición de = at the disposal of.
    * a distancia = remote, remotely, distantly.
    * a doble espacio = double-spaced.
    * a domicilio = domiciliary.
    * ¿a dónde se dirige(n)...? = whither?.
    * ¿a dónde va(n)...? = whither?.
    * ¿a dónde vas? = quo vadis, whither thou goest.
    * a dos niveles = two-tier.
    * a dos velas = skint, penniless, broke.
    * a duras penas = with great difficulty.
    * a efectos de = in terms of, for the purpose of + Nombre.
    * a efectos prácticos = to all intents and purposes, for all practical purposes, for all intents and purposes, to all intents.
    * a él = him.
    * a ellos = them.
    * a escala = drawn-to-scale.
    * a escala industrial = on an industrial scale, industrial-scale.
    * a escala mundial = globally, on a global scale.
    * a escala natural = full-scale.
    * a escondidas = by stealth, stealthily, furtively, on the quiet, on the sly.
    * a eso = thereto.
    * a espaldas de = out of sight of.
    * a estas alturas = by now.
    * a este fin = to this end.
    * a este paso = at this rate.
    * a este respecto = in this respect.
    * a este ritmo = at this rate.
    * a estrenar = brand new.
    * a examen = under the microscope.
    * a excepción de = barring, except for, excepting, other than, with the exception of, short of.
    * a excepción de que = except that.
    * a excepción de uno = with one exception.
    * a expensas de = at the expense of, at + Nombre's + expense.
    * a expensas de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a expensas de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a + Expresión Temporal = as of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a falta de = for want of, in the absence of, in default of, for lack of, short of.
    * a favor = in favour.
    * a favor de = in favour of.
    * a favor de la decisión personal sobre el aborto = pro-choice.
    * a favor de la esclavitud = pro-slavery.
    * a favor de la raza negra = pro-black [problack].
    * a favor de la vida humana = pro-life.
    * a favor y en contra = pro and con.
    * a + Fecha = as per + Fecha.
    * a finales de = by the end of, at the close of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a finales de + Expresión Temporal = as of late + Expresión Temporal, at the end of + Expresión Temporal, by the close of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a finales de + Fecha = in the late + Fecha, in late + Fecha.
    * a finales de los + Década = late + Década, the.
    * a finales del + Siglo = late + Siglo, late period of + Siglo.
    * a fin de cuentas = at the end of the day, in the end, in the final count, in the grand scheme of things, when all is said and done, after all is said and done.
    * a fondo = fully, thoroughly, full-scale.
    * a fondo perdido = non-refundable.
    * ¡a freír espárragos! = on your bike!.
    * a fuerza de = by dint of.
    * a fuerza de cometer errores = the hard way.
    * a fuerza de errores = the hard way.
    * a gas = gas-powered.
    * a gatas = on all fours.
    * a grandes rasgos = broadly, rough draft.
    * a granel = in bulk.
    * a gran escala = large scale [large-scale], massive, on a wide scale, high-volume, wide-scale, on a broad scale, in a big way, on a grand scale.
    * a gran velocidad = at great speed.
    * a grito limpio = at the top of + Posesivo + voice.
    * a grito pelado = at the top of + Posesivo + voice.
    * a gritos = vociferously.
    * a groso modo = crudely.
    * a grosso modo = roughly, rough draft.
    * a gusto = at ease, at leisure.
    * a gusto de = to the liking of, at the pleasure of.
    * a horcajadas = astride.
    * a hurtadillas = surreptitiously, by stealth, stealthily, furtively, on the sly.
    * a imitación de lo clásico = classicising [classicizing, -USA], classicised [classicized, -USA].
    * a iniciativa de = at the initiative of.
    * a iniciativas del gobierno = government-led.
    * a instancia de = at the urging of.
    * a instancias de = at the instigation of, at the behest of, under the auspices of.
    * a intervalos = at intervals.
    * a intervalos + Adjetivo = at + Adjetivo + intervals.
    * a intervalos semanales = at weekly intervals.
    * a invitación de = at the invitation of.
    * a jabón = soapy [soapier -comp., soapiest -sup.].
    * a juicio = on trial.
    * a juicio público = in the public eye.
    * a juzgar por = to judge by, judging by, judging from.
    * a la acuarela = water-coloured [water-colored, -USA].
    * a la alcaldía = mayoral.
    * a la altura de = of the stature of, equal to.
    * a la altura de la cintura = waist high, waist deep.
    * a la altura de la rodilla = knee-high.
    * a la altura de los hombros = shoulder-high.
    * a la anchura de los hombros = shoulder-width.
    * a la anochecida = at nightfall.
    * a la antigua = old-style.
    * a la antigua usanza = old-style.
    * a la atención de = c/o (care of).
    * a la baja = on the wane.
    * a la brasa = grilled.
    * a la buena de Dios = out in the cold.
    * a la cabeza de = in the forefront of/in.
    * a la caída de la noche = at nightfall, at twilight.
    * a la caída de la tarde = at twilight.
    * a la carta = a la carte.
    * a la defensiva = on the defensive.
    * a la derecha = at the right.
    * a la derecha de = on the right side of, on the right-hand side of.
    * a la deriva = rudderless.
    * a la discreción de = at the discretion of.
    * a la disposición de Alguien = at + Posesivo + disposal.
    * a la expectativa de = on the lookout for, on the alert for.
    * a la + Expresión Temporal = a + Expresión Temporal.
    * a la fuerza = forcefully, of necessity, forcibly, compulsorily.
    * a la fuga = on the run, on the lam.
    * a la hora de + Infinitivo = when it came to + Gerundio, when it comes to + Gerundio.
    * a la hora de la verdad = when push comes to shove, if it comes to the crunch, when it comes to the crunch, when the worst comes to the worst, if the worst comes to the worst, when the crunch comes to the crunch, if the crunch comes to the crunch.
    * a la hora del café = at coffee.
    * a la intemperie = in the open, exposed.
    * a la inversa = mirror-fashion, mirror image, in reverse.
    * a la izquierda = at the left.
    * a la larga = in the long term, over the long term, in the end, eventually, for the long pull, over a period of time, over the long haul, in the far term, ultimately, by and by.
    * a la ligera = lightly.
    * a la luz de = in light of, in the light of.
    * a la luz de la luna = by moonlight, in the moonlight, moonlit.
    * a la luz de las estrellas = by starlight.
    * a la luz de las velas = by candlelight, candlelight, candlelit.
    * a la luz del día = in the light of day.
    * a la luz de una lámpara de gas = by gaslight.
    * a la misma altura que = in the same league as.
    * a la moda = trendy [trendier -comp., trendiest -sup.].
    * a la onda = in the know.
    * a la opinión pública = in the public eye.
    * a la par = in concert, in tandem, neck and neck, in a tandem fashion, in parallel.
    * a la par que = in tandem with, hand in hand (with), as the same time as.
    * a la parrilla = grilled, on the grill.
    * a la perfección = superbly.
    * a la plancha = griddled, on the griddle, on the hotplate.
    * a largo plazo = in the long term, over the long term, long-range, in the long run, long-term, over the long run, over the long haul, long-run, in the far term, far-term.
    * a la salida = on the way out.
    * a la sazón = at that time.
    * a las doce del mediodía = at high noon.
    * a la semana = a week, per week.
    * a las mil maravillas = marvellously [marvelously, -USA], famously, like a house on fire.
    * a la sombra de = in the shadow of.
    * a las puertas de = on the threshold of.
    * a la última = hip [hipper -comp., hippest -sup.], on the fast track, hipped.
    * a la vanguardia = on the cutting edge, on the leading edge, in the fast lane, on the fast track, at the leading edge, on the bleeding edge.
    * a la vanguardia de = in the vanguard of, at the forefront of, in the forefront of/in, at the vanguard of.
    * a la velocidad de la luz = at the speed of light.
    * a la velocidad del rayo = at the speed of lightning.
    * a la velocidad del sonido = at the speed of sound.
    * a la venta = on release.
    * a la vez = at once, at one time, at similar times, at the same time, concurrently, side-by-side, simultaneously, at the same instant, in parallel, in tandem, at the one time, in a tandem fashion, at a time, in unison.
    * a la vez que = hand in hand (with), cum, in conjunction with, in unison with.
    * a la vista = in sight, within sight.
    * a la vista de = in light of, in the light of.
    * a la vuelta de = on the return leg of.
    * a la zaga = not far behind, in tow.
    * al azar = lucky draw, lucky dip.
    * al extremo norte = northernmost.
    * al extremo oeste = westernmost.
    * al hacer esto = in doing so.
    * al norte del estado = upstate.
    * a lo extremo = to the extreme.
    * a lo grande = in a big way, big time, grandly, on a grand scale.
    * a lo hecho, pecho = no use crying over spilt/spilled milk, you've made your bed, now you must lie in it!.
    * a lo largo de = along, down, throughout.
    * a lo largo de + Expresión Temporal = sometime + Expresión Temporal.
    * a lo largo de la historia = over time.
    * a lo largo de la ruta = along the way.
    * a lo largo del tiempo = longitudinal, longitudinally.
    * a lo largo de todo = the entire length of.
    * a lo largo y ancho del país = countrywide [country-wide].
    * a lo largo y ancho de + Lugar = up and down + Lugar.
    * a lo lejos = in the distance.
    * a lo loco = helter-skelter, like there's no tomorrow.
    * a lo máximo = at best, at most, at the most.
    * a lo mejor = perhaps.
    * a lo que salga = come what may.
    * a los ojos de = in the eyes of.
    * a lo sumo = at best, at most, at the most.
    * al otro lado del atlántico = across the pond.
    * al otro lado del charco = across the pond.
    * al otro lado del océano = across the pond.
    * a lo zombi = zombielike.
    * a mano = by hand, manually, nearby [near-by], handy, within reach, within easy reach.
    * a mano alzada = by a show of hands.
    * a mano derecha de = on the right side of, on the right-hand side of.
    * a manojos = by the handful.
    * a manos de = at the hands of.
    * a marchas forzadas = in a rush, against the clock.
    * a mares = cats and dogs.
    * a más largo plazo = longer-term.
    * a más..., más... = the + Comparativo..., the + Comparativo....
    * a más tardar = at the latest.
    * a mata caballo = in a hurry, hurried, hurriedly, helter-skelter.
    * a media asta = at half-mast, at half staff.
    * a mediados de = in the middle decades of.
    * a mediados de + Fecha = in the mid + Fecha.
    * a mediados de semana = midweek.
    * a media jornada = half-time [half time].
    * a media mañana = mid-morning.
    * a medianoche = at midnight.
    * a medias = half-hearted [halfhearted], qualified.
    * a medias entre... y... = betwixt and between.
    * a medida = custom, bespoke.
    * a medida que + avanzar + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + avanzar + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medida que pasaba el tiempo = as time passed (by), as time went by.
    * a medida que pasa el tiempo = as time passes (by).
    * a medida que pasa + Expresión Temporal = as + Expresión Temporal + go by.
    * a medida que + pasar + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + pasar + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medida que se necesite = on demand, on request, as required.
    * a medida que + transcurrir + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + transcurrir + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medio abrir = half-opened.
    * a medio camino = halfway [half-way/half way].
    * a medio comprender = half-understood.
    * a medio formar = half-formed.
    * a medio fuego = medium heat.
    * a medio hacer = halfway done, half done.
    * a medio plazo = medium-term, near-term, in the medium term, in the mid-term, mid-term [midterm].
    * a medio rimar = half-rhymed.
    * a medio vestir = half dressed.
    * a menor escala = at a reduced rate.
    * a menos que = unless, short of.
    * a menudo = oftentimes [often times], ofttimes [oft-times].
    * a merced de = at the mercy of.
    * a mí = me.
    * a mi entender = to my mind.
    * a mi modo de ver = in my books.
    * a mi parecer = to my mind, methinks, in my books.
    * a mitad de = half way through, halfway through.
    * a mitad de camino = halfway [half-way/half way].
    * a mitad de camino entre... y... = midway between, half way between... and....
    * a mitad de camino entre... y... = astride... and....
    * a mitad de precio = at half price.
    * a mí también me gustaría tener la misma oportunidad = turnabout is fair play.
    * a modo de = by way of, in the vein of, as a kind of.
    * a modo de aclaración = in parenthesis, on a sidenote.
    * a modo de advertencia = cautionary.
    * a modo de ejemplo = by way of illustration.
    * a modo de explicación = parenthetically.
    * a modo de ilustración = by way of illustration.
    * a modo de inciso = in passing, by the way of (a) digression.
    * a modo de paréntesis = parenthetical.
    * a modo de prólogo = prefatory.
    * a modo de resumen = wrap-up.
    * a mogollón = aplenty [a-plenty].
    * a montón = aplenty [a-plenty].
    * a montones = in droves, by the sackful.
    * a muchos niveles = many-levelled [many-leveled, -USA].
    * a muerte = bitter, bitterly.
    * a nadie le importa nada = nobody + gives a damn.
    * a nivel de barrio = neighbourhood-based.
    * a nivel de calle = on the ground level.
    * a nivel de la calle = at ground level.
    * a nivel del suelo = at ground level.
    * a nivel estatal = statewide [state-wide].
    * a nivel federal = federally, federally.
    * a nivel individual = privately.
    * a nivel local = locally, domestically.
    * a nivel multicultural = multi-culturally [multiculturally].
    * a nivel mundial = worldwide [world-wide], globally.
    * a nivel nacional = nationally, domestically, countrywide [country-wide].
    * a nivel privado = privately.
    * a nivel regional = regionally.
    * a nombre de = payable to.
    * a no ser que = unless.
    * a nosotros = us.
    * a ojo = ocular.
    * a ojos vista = before + Posesivo + (own two) eyes.
    * a orillas del océano = oceanfront.
    * a orillas del río = riverfront.
    * a orillas de un lago = lakeside, lakefront, by the lakeside.
    * a otro sitio = somewhere else.
    * a pares = in pairs.
    * a partes iguales = share and share alike, in equal measure(s).
    * a partir de = on the basis of, based on, working from, from, on a diet of, in response to.
    * a partir de ahora = from now on, from this point on, henceforth, as of now.
    * a partir de ahora y durante + Cuantificador + años = for + Cuantificador + years to come.
    * a partir de aquí = hereupon.
    * a partir de ello = therefrom.
    * a partir de entonces = from this time on, hereafter, thereafter, whereafter, from then on, thenceforth, henceforth, from that moment on.
    * a partir de ese momento = from that moment on.
    * a partir de este momento = hereinafter.
    * a partir de esto = on this basis, on that basis.
    * a partir de + Fecha = from + Fecha, effective + Fecha.
    * a partir de hoy = as from today.
    * a partir de la medianoche = late night.
    * a partir de los títulos = title-based.
    * a paso de tortuga = at a snail's pace.
    * a paso ligero = on the double.
    * a pasos agigantados = at an exponential rate, at exponential rates, by leaps and bounds.
    * a pedir de boca = without a hitch.
    * a pequeña escala = in a small way, small scale [small-scale].
    * a perpetuidad = in perpetuity.
    * a pesar de (que) = albeit (that), despite, in spite of, notwithstanding, although, despite the fact that, in spite of the fact that.
    * a pesar de todo = all the same, in spite of everything, despite everything, despite it all, in spite of it all, all this said.
    * a pesar de todo + Posesivo + Nombre = for all + Posesivo + Nombre.
    * a petición de = at the request of, at the urging of, at the behest of.
    * a petición del usuario = on demand, on request.
    * a petición popular = by popular demand.
    * a pie = on foot, afoot, dismounted.
    * a pilas = battery-operated.
    * a pique = sinking.
    * a placer = at will.
    * a plena luz del día = in broad daylight.
    * a poca distancia = not far behind.
    * a poca distancia andando = within walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a poca distancia a pie = within an easy walk, within walking distance.
    * a pocos minutos andando = within walking distance, within easy walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a pocos minutos a pie = within walking distance, within easy walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a porrillo = by the handful.
    * a + Posesivo + aire = to + Posesivo + heart's content.
    * a + Posesivo + alcance = in the ballpark for + Pronombre, in + Posesivo + ballpark range.
    * a + Posesivo + costa = at + Posesivo + expense.
    * a + Posesivo + cuidado = in + Posesivo + safekeeping.
    * a + Posesivo + discreción = at will, at + Posesivo + discretion.
    * a + Posesivo + disposición = at + Posesivo + disposal.
    * a + Posesivo + entender = to the best of + Posesivo + belief.
    * a + Posesivo + espaldas = behind + Posesivo + back.
    * a + Posesivo + expensas = at + Posesivo + expense.
    * a + Posesivo + favor = in + Posesivo + favour, to + Posesivo + credit.
    * a + Posesivo + juicio = in + Posesivo + estimation.
    * a + Posesivo + manera = in + Posesivo + own way.
    * a + Posesivo + saber = to the best of + Posesivo + knowledge.
    * a + Posesivo + saber y entender = to the best of + Posesivo + knowledge and belief.
    * a + Posesivo + servicio = at + Posesivo + service.
    * a + Posesivo + sorprender = much to + Posesivo + surprise.
    * a + Posesivo + vista = before + Posesivo + (own two) eyes.
    * a posteriori = reactive, in retrospect, after-the-fact, hindsight, with hindsight, a posteriori, in hindsight.
    * a precio de coste = at cost price, at cost.
    * a precio de costo = at cost price, at cost.
    * a precio de ganga = at a steal.
    * a precio especial = at reduced cost, discounted, cut-rate, cut-price.
    * a precio razonable = at reasonable cost(s).
    * a precio reducido = at a discount.
    * a precios competitivos = competitively priced.
    * a precios especiales = at reduced rates, at preferential rates.
    * a precios razonables = at affordable prices.
    * a presión = pressurised [pressurized, -USA].
    * a primera hora de la mañana = first thing in the morning.
    * a primera hora de + Período del Día = first thing + Período del Día.
    * a primeras horas de la tarde = late afternoon.
    * a primera vista = on first acquaintance, at first sight, on first inspection, on the face of it, at first blush, at first glance, on the surface, prima facie, first-blush.
    * a primeros de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha.
    * a principios de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha.
    * a principios de los + Década = early + Década, the.
    * a priori = proactive [pro-active], foresight, a priori, on the surface.
    * a prisa = quickly.
    * a propósito = deliberate, for the record, incidentally, intentionally, by the way, in passing, anecdotally, purposely, by design, on purpose, wilfully [willfully, -USA], on a sidenote, studiously, by the way of (a) digression, by the by(e), speaking of which, designedly.
    * a propósito de = apropos of.
    * a propósito de nada = for no specific reason, for no particular reason.
    * a prueba = on trial.
    * a prueba de bombas = ruggedised [ruggedized, -USA], bomb-proof.
    * a prueba de conejos = rabbit-proof.
    * a prueba de fallos = fail-safe.
    * a prueba de incendios = fireproof [fire-proof].
    * a prueba de niños = childproof.
    * a prueba de robos = theft proof.
    * a prueba de tornados = tornado proof.
    * a prueba de un tratamiento duro = ruggedised [ruggedized, -USA].
    * a prueba de viento = windproof.
    * a puerta cerrada = behind closed doors.
    * a punta de pistola = at gunpoint.
    * a punto de = on the verge of, a heartbeat away from.
    * a punto de + Infinitivo = about to + Infinitivo.
    * a punto de irse a pique = on the rocks.
    * a punto de morir = on + Posesivo + deathbed.
    * a puñados = by the sackful, by the handful.
    * a quemarropa = point blank.
    * a quien madruga, Dios le ayuda = the early bird catches the worm.
    * a quienquiera que = whomever.
    * a rachas = by fits and starts.
    * a ráfagas = in bursts.
    * a raíz de = in the wake of.
    * a rajatabla = to the letter.
    * a ras de = flush with.
    * a ras de la calle = ground-floor.
    * a ras del suelo = at ground level.
    * a rastras = in tow.
    * a ratos = intermittently.
    * a reacción = jet-assisted.
    * a rebosar (de) = jam-packed (with), filled to capacity.
    * a regañadientes = grudgingly, grudging, begrudgingly, unwillingly, reluctantly.
    * a régimen = on a diet.
    * a remolque = in tow.
    * a reventar (de) = jam-packed (with), filled to capacity.
    * a saber = namely, viz, to wit.
    * a sabiendas = knowing, knowingly, wilfully [willfully, -USA].
    * a sabiendas de que = on the understanding that.
    * a sacudidas = jerkily.
    * a saltitos = jerky [jerkier -comp., jerkiest -sup.].
    * a salvo = in a safe place, in safekeeping, out of harm's way.
    * a sangre fría = cold-blooded.
    * a ser posible = if possible.
    * a simple vista = by the naked eye, superficially, on first thought.
    * a solas = all by + Reflexivo, by + Reflexivo.
    * a su debido tiempo = in due course, timely, in due time.
    * a sueldo = paid.
    * a su precio normal = at full price.
    * a su propio ritmo = at an individual pace.
    * a su tiempo = in a timely fashion, in due course, in a timely manner.
    * a su vez = Verbo + further, in turn, in its/their turn.
    * a tal efecto = to this effect.
    * a tales efectos = hereto.
    * a tarifa reducida = at reduced cost.
    * a tarifas especiales = at reduced rates, at preferential rates.
    * a temperatura ambiente = at room temperature.
    * a tener en cuenta en el futuro = for future reference.
    * a tenor de = in light of, in the face of, in the light of, in view of.
    * a ti = you, thee.
    * a tiempo = in timely fashion, on time, promptly, timely, just in time, in time.
    * a tiempo completo = full-time.
    * a tiempo parcial = part-time.
    * a tientas = in the dark.
    * a tientas y a ciegas = blindly, in the dark.
    * a ti mismo = yourself, thyself.
    * a tiro = within gunshot, within range.
    * a tirones = jerky [jerkier -comp., jerkiest -sup.].
    * a título de = by way of, for the sake of.
    * a título gratuito = gratuitous.
    * a título personal = in a personal capacity, in a private capacity.
    * a toda costa = absolutely, at all costs, come what may, at any cost, at any price.
    * a toda máquina = in the fast lane, fast lane, full steam ahead, at full tilt, full-tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a toda marcha = at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a toda mecha = at a rate of knots, full steam ahead, at full blast, at full throttle, at top speed, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a toda pasta = at a rate of knots.
    * a toda pastilla = in the fast lane, on the fast track, fast lane, overdrive, full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at a rate of knots, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a toda prueba = unswerving.
    * a todas horas = at all hours, around the clock.
    * a todas luces = patently.
    * a todas partes = far and wide.
    * a toda velocidad = full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a todo alrededor = all round.
    * a todo color = full-colour, in full colour.
    * a todo gas = full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a todo lo largo de = the length of.
    * a todo meter = full steam ahead, at full stretch, at full speed, at full blast, at top speed, at full throttle.
    * a todo ritmo = in full swing, in full force, in full gear.
    * a todos lados = far and wide.
    * a todos los efectos = to all intents and purposes, to all intents, for all practical purposes, for all intents and purposes.
    * a todos los niveles = at all levels.
    * a todos nosotros = us all.
    * a todos por igual = one size fits all.
    * a todo vapor = full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a todo volumen = at full blast.
    * a tontas y a ciegas = headlong, runaway.
    * a tontas y locas = like there's no tomorrow, without rhyme or reason.
    * a tope = packed to capacity, in the fast lane, fast lane, choc-a-block, chock-full, in full swing, in full gear, packed to the rafters.
    * a trancas y barrancas = with great difficulty, by fits and starts.
    * a través de = by way of, in the form of, through, via, out of, through the agency of.
    * a través de Internet = Internet-based, Web-based, Web-supported.
    * a través de la historia = over time.
    * a través de la TI = IT-enabled.
    * a través de la web = Web-based, Web-supported.
    * a través de los años = over the years, down the years.
    * a través de los ojos de = through the eyes of.
    * a través de los siglos = over the centuries.
    * a través del teléfono = call-in.
    * a través del tiempo = over time.
    * a través de operador = operator-assisted.
    * a tres bandas = three pronged.
    * a tres niveles = three-tiered.
    * a troche y moche = like there's no tomorrow.
    * a trompicones = by fits and starts.
    * a tropezones = falteringly, hesitantly, haltingly, jerkily.
    * a trozos = piecewise.
    * ¡A tu salud! = Here's to you!.
    * a última hora = at the last minute, at the eleventh hour, last minute [last-minute], at the very last minute, at the very last moment, at the very last.
    * a últimas horas de la tarde = late evening.
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    * a + Adjetivo + escala = on a + Adjetivo + scale.
    * a alguna parte = someplace.
    * a alta presión = high-pressured, high-pressure.
    * a altas horas de la noche = late at night.
    * a ambas orillas del Atlántico = on both sides of the ocean, on both sides of the Atlantic.
    * a ambos lados de = on either side of.
    * a ambos lados del Altántico = on both sides of the ocean, on both sides of the Atlantic.
    * a ambos lados de + Lugar = on both sides of + Lugar.
    * a años luz de = light years away from.
    * a bajas temperaturas = at low temperature.
    * a bajo coste = low-cost.
    * a bajo costo = low-cost.
    * a bajo nivel = low-level.
    * a bajo precio = lower-cost, at a low price, on the cheap.
    * a base de = in the form of, on a diet of.
    * a base de carne = meaty [meatier -comp., meatiest -sup.].
    * a base de cometer errores = the hard way.
    * a base de errores = the hard way.
    * a boca de jarro = at close range.
    * a bocajarro = point blank.
    * a bombo y platillo = fanfare, with a bang.
    * a bordo = aboard, on board ship.
    * a bordo de = aboard, onboard.
    * a bordo de un barco = shipboard, on board ship.
    * a buen recaudo = in a safe place, in safekeeping.
    * a caballo = on horseback, astride.
    * a caballo entre = astride... and..., midway between.
    * a caballo entre... y... = half way between... and....
    * a caballo regalado no se le mira el diente = never look a gift horse in the mouth.
    * a cada rato = every so often, every now and then, every now and again, every once in a while.
    * a cambio = in return.
    * a cambio de = in exchange for, in return for.
    * a cambio de nada = for nothing.
    * a cántaros = cats and dogs.
    * a cargo = in the saddle.
    * a cargo (de) = charged with, in charge (of), at the helm (of).
    * a cargo de Alguien = under supervision.
    * a cargo de las riendas = in the saddle.
    * a cargo del ayuntamiento = local authority-run.
    * a cargo del gobierno = government-operated, government-run.
    * a cargo de una sola persona = one-man band.
    * a cargo de voluntarios = volunteer-run.
    * a chorros = profusely.
    * a ciegas = blindfold, blindly, blindfolded, in the dark.
    * a ciencia cierta = for sure, for certain.
    * a cierta distancia = some distance away.
    * a cierta distancia de = off.
    * a cierta distancia de la costa = offshore.
    * a cierta distancia del litoral = offshore.
    * a cobro revertido = reverse charges.
    * a color = multi-colour [multi-color -USA].
    * a comienzos de + Expresión Temporal = early + Expresión Temporal, the.
    * a comienzos de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha, in the early part of + Fecha.
    * a comienzos de + Período de Tiempo = by the turn of + Período de Tiempo, at the turn of + Período de Tiempo.
    * a conciencia = deliberately, wilfully [willfully, -USA], by design, on purpose.
    * a condición de que + Subjuntivo = provided (that), providing (that), as long as.
    * a contenido enriquecido = content-enriched.
    * a continuación = next, then, in the following, herewith.
    * a continuación se enumeran = given below.
    * a contracorriente = against the grain.
    * a contraluz = against the light.
    * a contrapelo = against the grain, against the nap.
    * a coro = with one voice, in unison.
    * a corto plazo = before very long, short term [short-term], in the short run, short-range, at short notice, in the short term, short-run.
    * a costa de = at the cost of, at the expense of, at + Nombre's + expense, at cost of.
    * a costa de mucho = at (a) great expense.
    * a costa de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a costa de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a criterio de = at the discretion of.
    * a cualquier hora = anytime, around the clock.
    * a cualquier hora del día o de la noche = at any hour of the day or night, at any time of the day or night.
    * a cualquier precio = at any cost, at all costs, at any price.
    * a cuatro aguas = hipped.
    * a cuatro patas = on all fours, on four legs.
    * a cuenta de = at the expense of.
    * a cuenta de la empresa = at company expense.
    * a cuenta de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a cuenta de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a cuenta propia = at + Posesivo + expense, at + Posesivo + own expense.
    * a cuerpo de rey = the lap of luxury.
    * a cuestas = in tow.
    * a decir de todos = by all accounts.
    * a decir verdad = to tell the truth, if the truth be known, if the truth be told, in all truth, in truth, fact is, the fact is (that), to be fair.
    * a decir verdad... = the fact of the matter is that....
    * a demanda = pro re nata.
    * a deshora(s) = at odd times, out of hours.
    * a día de hoy = as of today.
    * a diario = every day.
    * a diestro y siniestro = like there's no tomorrow.
    * a dieta = on a diet.
    * a diferencia de = apart from, as opposed to, in contradistinction to, as contrasted with, in contrast (to/with), quite apart from, in sharp contrast (with).
    * a diferencia de + Nombre = unlike + Nombre.
    * a diferentes niveles = multi-tiered [multitiered], multi-tier [multitier].
    * a discreción = at will, no holds barred.
    * a disgusto = unwillingly, reluctantly.
    * a disposición de = at the disposal of.
    * a distancia = remote, remotely, distantly.
    * a doble espacio = double-spaced.
    * a domicilio = domiciliary.
    * ¿a dónde se dirige(n)...? = whither?.
    * ¿a dónde va(n)...? = whither?.
    * ¿a dónde vas? = quo vadis, whither thou goest.
    * a dos niveles = two-tier.
    * a dos velas = skint, penniless, broke.
    * a duras penas = with great difficulty.
    * a efectos de = in terms of, for the purpose of + Nombre.
    * a efectos prácticos = to all intents and purposes, for all practical purposes, for all intents and purposes, to all intents.
    * a él = him.
    * a ellos = them.
    * a escala = drawn-to-scale.
    * a escala industrial = on an industrial scale, industrial-scale.
    * a escala mundial = globally, on a global scale.
    * a escala natural = full-scale.
    * a escondidas = by stealth, stealthily, furtively, on the quiet, on the sly.
    * a eso = thereto.
    * a espaldas de = out of sight of.
    * a estas alturas = by now.
    * a este fin = to this end.
    * a este paso = at this rate.
    * a este respecto = in this respect.
    * a este ritmo = at this rate.
    * a estrenar = brand new.
    * a examen = under the microscope.
    * a excepción de = barring, except for, excepting, other than, with the exception of, short of.
    * a excepción de que = except that.
    * a excepción de uno = with one exception.
    * a expensas de = at the expense of, at + Nombre's + expense.
    * a expensas de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a expensas de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a + Expresión Temporal = as of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a falta de = for want of, in the absence of, in default of, for lack of, short of.
    * a favor = in favour.
    * a favor de = in favour of.
    * a favor de la decisión personal sobre el aborto = pro-choice.
    * a favor de la esclavitud = pro-slavery.
    * a favor de la raza negra = pro-black [problack].
    * a favor de la vida humana = pro-life.
    * a favor y en contra = pro and con.
    * a + Fecha = as per + Fecha.
    * a finales de = by the end of, at the close of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a finales de + Expresión Temporal = as of late + Expresión Temporal, at the end of + Expresión Temporal, by the close of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a finales de + Fecha = in the late + Fecha, in late + Fecha.
    * a finales de los + Década = late + Década, the.
    * a finales del + Siglo = late + Siglo, late period of + Siglo.
    * a fin de cuentas = at the end of the day, in the end, in the final count, in the grand scheme of things, when all is said and done, after all is said and done.
    * a fondo = fully, thoroughly, full-scale.
    * a fondo perdido = non-refundable.
    * ¡a freír espárragos! = on your bike!.
    * a fuerza de = by dint of.
    * a fuerza de cometer errores = the hard way.
    * a fuerza de errores = the hard way.
    * a gas = gas-powered.
    * a gatas = on all fours.
    * a grandes rasgos = broadly, rough draft.
    * a granel = in bulk.
    * a gran escala = large scale [large-scale], massive, on a wide scale, high-volume, wide-scale, on a broad scale, in a big way, on a grand scale.
    * a gran velocidad = at great speed.
    * a grito limpio = at the top of + Posesivo + voice.
    * a grito pelado = at the top of + Posesivo + voice.
    * a gritos = vociferously.
    * a groso modo = crudely.
    * a grosso modo = roughly, rough draft.
    * a gusto = at ease, at leisure.
    * a gusto de = to the liking of, at the pleasure of.
    * a horcajadas = astride.
    * a hurtadillas = surreptitiously, by stealth, stealthily, furtively, on the sly.
    * a imitación de lo clásico = classicising [classicizing, -USA], classicised [classicized, -USA].
    * a iniciativa de = at the initiative of.
    * a iniciativas del gobierno = government-led.
    * a instancia de = at the urging of.
    * a instancias de = at the instigation of, at the behest of, under the auspices of.
    * a intervalos = at intervals.
    * a intervalos + Adjetivo = at + Adjetivo + intervals.
    * a intervalos semanales = at weekly intervals.
    * a invitación de = at the invitation of.
    * a jabón = soapy [soapier -comp., soapiest -sup.].
    * a juicio = on trial.
    * a juicio público = in the public eye.
    * a juzgar por = to judge by, judging by, judging from.
    * a la acuarela = water-coloured [water-colored, -USA].
    * a la alcaldía = mayoral.
    * a la altura de = of the stature of, equal to.
    * a la altura de la cintura = waist high, waist deep.
    * a la altura de la rodilla = knee-high.
    * a la altura de los hombros = shoulder-high.
    * a la anchura de los hombros = shoulder-width.
    * a la anochecida = at nightfall.
    * a la antigua = old-style.
    * a la antigua usanza = old-style.
    * a la atención de = c/o (care of).
    * a la baja = on the wane.
    * a la brasa = grilled.
    * a la buena de Dios = out in the cold.
    * a la cabeza de = in the forefront of/in.
    * a la caída de la noche = at nightfall, at twilight.
    * a la caída de la tarde = at twilight.
    * a la carta = a la carte.
    * a la defensiva = on the defensive.
    * a la derecha = at the right.
    * a la derecha de = on the right side of, on the right-hand side of.
    * a la deriva = rudderless.
    * a la discreción de = at the discretion of.
    * a la disposición de Alguien = at + Posesivo + disposal.
    * a la expectativa de = on the lookout for, on the alert for.
    * a la + Expresión Temporal = a + Expresión Temporal.
    * a la fuerza = forcefully, of necessity, forcibly, compulsorily.
    * a la fuga = on the run, on the lam.
    * a la hora de + Infinitivo = when it came to + Gerundio, when it comes to + Gerundio.
    * a la hora de la verdad = when push comes to shove, if it comes to the crunch, when it comes to the crunch, when the worst comes to the worst, if the worst comes to the worst, when the crunch comes to the crunch, if the crunch comes to the crunch.
    * a la hora del café = at coffee.
    * a la intemperie = in the open, exposed.
    * a la inversa = mirror-fashion, mirror image, in reverse.
    * a la izquierda = at the left.
    * a la larga = in the long term, over the long term, in the end, eventually, for the long pull, over a period of time, over the long haul, in the far term, ultimately, by and by.
    * a la ligera = lightly.
    * a la luz de = in light of, in the light of.
    * a la luz de la luna = by moonlight, in the moonlight, moonlit.
    * a la luz de las estrellas = by starlight.
    * a la luz de las velas = by candlelight, candlelight, candlelit.
    * a la luz del día = in the light of day.
    * a la luz de una lámpara de gas = by gaslight.
    * a la mano de = available at the fingertips of.
    * a la misma altura que = in the same league as.
    * a la moda = trendy [trendier -comp., trendiest -sup.].
    * a la onda = in the know.
    * a la opinión pública = in the public eye.
    * a la par = in concert, in tandem, neck and neck, in a tandem fashion, in parallel.
    * a la par que = in tandem with, hand in hand (with), as the same time as.
    * a la parrilla = grilled, on the grill.
    * a la perfección = superbly.
    * a la plancha = griddled, on the griddle, on the hotplate.
    * a largo plazo = in the long term, over the long term, long-range, in the long run, long-term, over the long run, over the long haul, long-run, in the far term, far-term.
    * a la salida = on the way out.
    * a la sazón = at that time.
    * a las doce del mediodía = at high noon.
    * a la semana = a week, per week.
    * a las mil maravillas = marvellously [marvelously, -USA], famously, like a house on fire.
    * a la sombra de = in the shadow of.
    * a las puertas de = on the threshold of.
    * a la última = hip [hipper -comp., hippest -sup.], on the fast track, hipped.
    * a la vanguardia = on the cutting edge, on the leading edge, in the fast lane, on the fast track, at the leading edge, on the bleeding edge.
    * a la vanguardia de = in the vanguard of, at the forefront of, in the forefront of/in, at the vanguard of.
    * a la velocidad de la luz = at the speed of light.
    * a la velocidad del rayo = at the speed of lightning.
    * a la velocidad del sonido = at the speed of sound.
    * a la venta = on release.
    * a la vez = at once, at one time, at similar times, at the same time, concurrently, side-by-side, simultaneously, at the same instant, in parallel, in tandem, at the one time, in a tandem fashion, at a time, in unison.
    * a la vez que = hand in hand (with), cum, in conjunction with, in unison with.
    * a la vista = in sight, within sight.
    * a la vista de = in light of, in the light of.
    * a la vuelta de = on the return leg of.
    * a la zaga = not far behind, in tow.
    * al azar = lucky draw, lucky dip.
    * al extremo norte = northernmost.
    * al extremo oeste = westernmost.
    * al hacer esto = in doing so.
    * al norte del estado = upstate.
    * a lo extremo = to the extreme.
    * a lo grande = in a big way, big time, grandly, on a grand scale.
    * a lo hecho, pecho = no use crying over spilt/spilled milk, you've made your bed, now you must lie in it!.
    * a lo largo de = along, down, throughout.
    * a lo largo de + Expresión Temporal = sometime + Expresión Temporal.
    * a lo largo de la historia = over time.
    * a lo largo de la ruta = along the way.
    * a lo largo del tiempo = longitudinal, longitudinally.
    * a lo largo de todo = the entire length of.
    * a lo largo y ancho del país = countrywide [country-wide].
    * a lo largo y ancho de + Lugar = up and down + Lugar.
    * a lo lejos = in the distance.
    * a lo loco = helter-skelter, like there's no tomorrow.
    * a lo máximo = at best, at most, at the most.
    * a lo mejor = perhaps.
    * a lo que salga = come what may.
    * a los ojos de = in the eyes of.
    * a lo sumo = at best, at most, at the most.
    * al otro lado del atlántico = across the pond.
    * al otro lado del charco = across the pond.
    * al otro lado del océano = across the pond.
    * a lo zombi = zombielike.
    * a mano = by hand, manually, nearby [near-by], handy, within reach, within easy reach.
    * a mano alzada = by a show of hands.
    * a mano derecha de = on the right side of, on the right-hand side of.
    * a manojos = by the handful.
    * a manos de = at the hands of.
    * a marchas forzadas = in a rush, against the clock.
    * a mares = cats and dogs.
    * a más largo plazo = longer-term.
    * a más..., más... = the + Comparativo..., the + Comparativo....
    * a más tardar = at the latest.
    * a mata caballo = in a hurry, hurried, hurriedly, helter-skelter.
    * a media asta = at half-mast, at half staff.
    * a mediados de = in the middle decades of.
    * a mediados de + Fecha = in the mid + Fecha.
    * a mediados de semana = midweek.
    * a media jornada = half-time [half time].
    * a media mañana = mid-morning.
    * a medianoche = at midnight.
    * a medias = half-hearted [halfhearted], qualified.
    * a medias entre... y... = betwixt and between.
    * a medida = custom, bespoke.
    * a medida que + avanzar + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + avanzar + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medida que pasaba el tiempo = as time passed (by), as time went by.
    * a medida que pasa el tiempo = as time passes (by).
    * a medida que pasa + Expresión Temporal = as + Expresión Temporal + go by.
    * a medida que + pasar + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + pasar + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medida que se necesite = on demand, on request, as required.
    * a medida que + transcurrir + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + transcurrir + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medio abrir = half-opened.
    * a medio camino = halfway [half-way/half way].
    * a medio comprender = half-understood.
    * a medio formar = half-formed.
    * a medio fuego = medium heat.
    * a medio hacer = halfway done, half done.
    * a medio plazo = medium-term, near-term, in the medium term, in the mid-term, mid-term [midterm].
    * a medio rimar = half-rhymed.
    * a medio vestir = half dressed.
    * a menor escala = at a reduced rate.
    * a menos que = unless, short of.
    * a menudo = oftentimes [often times], ofttimes [oft-times].
    * a merced de = at the mercy of.
    * a mí = me.
    * a mi entender = to my mind.
    * a mi modo de ver = in my books.
    * a mi parecer = to my mind, methinks, in my books.
    * a mitad de = half way through, halfway through.
    * a mitad de camino = halfway [half-way/half way].
    * a mitad de camino entre... y... = midway between, half way between... and....
    * a mitad de camino entre... y... = astride... and....
    * a mitad de precio = at half price.
    * a mí también me gustaría tener la misma oportunidad = turnabout is fair play.
    * a modo de = by way of, in the vein of, as a kind of.
    * a modo de aclaración = in parenthesis, on a sidenote.
    * a modo de advertencia = cautionary.
    * a modo de ejemplo = by way of illustration.
    * a modo de explicación = parenthetically.
    * a modo de ilustración = by way of illustration.
    * a modo de inciso = in passing, by the way of (a) digression.
    * a modo de paréntesis = parenthetical.
    * a modo de prólogo = prefatory.
    * a modo de resumen = wrap-up.
    * a mogollón = aplenty [a-plenty].
    * a montón = aplenty [a-plenty].
    * a montones = in droves, by the sackful.
    * a muchos niveles = many-levelled [many-leveled, -USA].
    * a muerte = bitter, bitterly.
    * a nadie le importa nada = nobody + gives a damn.
    * a nivel de barrio = neighbourhood-based.
    * a nivel de calle = on the ground level.
    * a nivel de la calle = at ground level.
    * a nivel del suelo = at ground level.
    * a nivel estatal = statewide [state-wide].
    * a nivel federal = federally, federally.
    * a nivel individual = privately.
    * a nivel local = locally, domestically.
    * a nivel multicultural = multi-culturally [multiculturally].
    * a nivel mundial = worldwide [world-wide], globally.
    * a nivel nacional = nationally, domestically, countrywide [country-wide].
    * a nivel privado = privately.
    * a nivel regional = regionally.
    * a nombre de = payable to.
    * a no ser que = unless.
    * a nosotros = us.
    * a ojo = ocular.
    * a ojos vista = before + Posesivo + (own two) eyes.
    * a orillas del océano = oceanfront.
    * a orillas del río = riverfront.
    * a orillas de un lago = lakeside, lakefront, by the lakeside.
    * a otro sitio = somewhere else.
    * a pares = in pairs.
    * a partes iguales = share and share alike, in equal measure(s).
    * a partir de = on the basis of, based on, working from, from, on a diet of, in response to.
    * a partir de ahora = from now on, from this point on, henceforth, as of now.
    * a partir de ahora y durante + Cuantificador + años = for + Cuantificador + years to come.
    * a partir de aquí = hereupon.
    * a partir de ello = therefrom.
    * a partir de entonces = from this time on, hereafter, thereafter, whereafter, from then on, thenceforth, henceforth, from that moment on.
    * a partir de ese momento = from that moment on.
    * a partir de este momento = hereinafter.
    * a partir de esto = on this basis, on that basis.
    * a partir de + Fecha = from + Fecha, effective + Fecha.
    * a partir de hoy = as from today.
    * a partir de la medianoche = late night.
    * a partir de los títulos = title-based.
    * a paso de tortuga = at a snail's pace.
    * a paso ligero = on the double.
    * a pasos agigantados = at an exponential rate, at exponential rates, by leaps and bounds.
    * a pedir de boca = without a hitch.
    * a pequeña escala = in a small way, small scale [small-scale].
    * a perpetuidad = in perpetuity.
    * a pesar de (que) = albeit (that), despite, in spite of, notwithstanding, although, despite the fact that, in spite of the fact that.
    * a pesar de todo = all the same, in spite of everything, despite everything, despite it all, in spite of it all, all this said.
    * a pesar de todo + Posesivo + Nombre = for all + Posesivo + Nombre.
    * a petición de = at the request of, at the urging of, at the behest of.
    * a petición del usuario = on demand, on request.
    * a petición popular = by popular demand.
    * a pie = on foot, afoot, dismounted.
    * a pilas = battery-operated.
    * a pique = sinking.
    * a placer = at will.
    * a plena luz del día = in broad daylight.
    * a poca distancia = not far behind.
    * a poca distancia andando = within walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a poca distancia a pie = within an easy walk, within walking distance.
    * a pocos minutos andando = within walking distance, within easy walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a pocos minutos a pie = within walking distance, within easy walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a porrillo = by the handful.
    * a + Posesivo + aire = to + Posesivo + heart's content.
    * a + Posesivo + alcance = in the ballpark for + Pronombre, in + Posesivo + ballpark range.
    * a + Posesivo + costa = at + Posesivo + expense.
    * a + Posesivo + cuidado = in + Posesivo + safekeeping.
    * a + Posesivo + discreción = at will, at + Posesivo + discretion.
    * a + Posesivo + disposición = at + Posesivo + disposal.
    * a + Posesivo + entender = to the best of + Posesivo + belief.
    * a + Posesivo + espaldas = behind + Posesivo + back.
    * a + Posesivo + expensas = at + Posesivo + expense.
    * a + Posesivo + favor = in + Posesivo + favour, to + Posesivo + credit.
    * a + Posesivo + juicio = in + Posesivo + estimation.
    * a + Posesivo + manera = in + Posesivo + own way.
    * a + Posesivo + saber = to the best of + Posesivo + knowledge.
    * a + Posesivo + saber y entender = to the best of + Posesivo + knowledge and belief.
    * a + Posesivo + servicio = at + Posesivo + service.
    * a + Posesivo + sorprender = much to + Posesivo + surprise.
    * a + Posesivo + vista = before + Posesivo + (own two) eyes.
    * a posteriori = reactive, in retrospect, after-the-fact, hindsight, with hindsight, a posteriori, in hindsight.
    * a precio de coste = at cost price, at cost.
    * a precio de costo = at cost price, at cost.
    * a precio de ganga = at a steal.
    * a precio especial = at reduced cost, discounted, cut-rate, cut-price.
    * a precio razonable = at reasonable cost(s).
    * a precio reducido = at a discount.
    * a precios competitivos = competitively priced.
    * a precios especiales = at reduced rates, at preferential rates.
    * a precios razonables = at affordable prices.
    * a presión = pressurised [pressurized, -USA].
    * a primera hora de la mañana = first thing in the morning.
    * a primera hora de + Período del Día = first thing + Período del Día.
    * a primeras horas de la tarde = late afternoon.
    * a primera vista = on first acquaintance, at first sight, on first inspection, on the face of it, at first blush, at first glance, on the surface, prima facie, first-blush.
    * a primeros de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha.
    * a principios de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha.
    * a principios de los + Década = early + Década, the.
    * a priori = proactive [pro-active], foresight, a priori, on the surface.
    * a prisa = quickly.
    * a propósito = deliberate, for the record, incidentally, intentionally, by the way, in passing, anecdotally, purposely, by design, on purpose, wilfully [willfully, -USA], on a sidenote, studiously, by the way of (a) digression, by the by(e), speaking of which, designedly.
    * a propósito de = apropos of.
    * a propósito de nada = for no specific reason, for no particular reason.
    * a prueba = on trial.
    * a prueba de bombas = ruggedised [ruggedized, -USA], bomb-proof.
    * a prueba de conejos = rabbit-proof.
    * a prueba de fallos = fail-safe.
    * a prueba de incendios = fireproof [fire-proof].
    * a prueba de niños = childproof.
    * a prueba de robos = theft proof.
    * a prueba de tornados = tornado proof.
    * a prueba de un tratamiento duro = ruggedised [ruggedized, -USA].
    * a prueba de viento = windproof.
    * a puerta cerrada = behind closed doors.
    * a punta de pistola = at gunpoint.
    * a punto de = on the verge of, a heartbeat away from.
    * a punto de + Infinitivo = about to + Infinitivo.
    * a punto de irse a pique = on the rocks.
    * a punto de morir = on + Posesivo + deathbed.
    * a puñados = by the sackful, by the handful.
    * a quemarropa = point blank.
    * a quien madruga, Dios le ayuda = the early bird catches the worm.
    * a quienquiera que = whomever.
    * a rachas = by fits and starts.
    * a ráfagas = in bursts.
    * a raíz de = in the wake of.
    * a rajatabla = to the letter.
    * a ras de = flush with.
    * a ras de la calle = ground-floor.
    * a ras del suelo = at ground level.
    * a rastras = in tow.
    * a ratos = intermittently.
    * a reacción = jet-assisted.
    * a rebosar (de) = jam-packed (with), filled to capacity.
    * a regañadientes = grudgingly, grudging, begrudgingly, unwillingly, reluctantly.
    * a régimen = on a diet.
    * a remolque = in tow.
    * a reventar (de) = jam-packed (with), filled to capacity.
    * a saber = namely, viz, to wit.
    * a sabiendas = knowing, knowingly, wilfully [willfully, -USA].
    * a sabiendas de que = on the understanding that.
    * a sacudidas = jerkily.
    * a saltitos = jerky [jerkier -comp., jerkiest -sup.].
    * a salvo = in a safe place, in safekeeping, out of harm's way.
    * a sangre fría = cold-blooded.
    * a ser posible = if possible.
    * a simple vista = by the naked eye, superficially, on first thought.
    * a solas = all by + Reflexivo, by + Reflexivo.
    * a su debido tiempo = in due course, timely, in due time.
    * a sueldo = paid.
    * a su precio normal = at full price.
    * a su propio ritmo = at an individual pace.
    * a su tiempo = in a timely fashion, in due course, in a timely manner.
    * a su vez = Verbo + further, in turn, in its/their turn.
    * a tal efecto = to this effect.
    * a tales efectos = hereto.
    * a tarifa reducida = at reduced cost.
    * a tarifas especiales = at reduced rates, at preferential rates.
    * a temperatura ambiente = at room temperature.
    * a tener en cuenta en el futuro = for future reference.
    * a tenor de = in light of, in the face of, in the light of, in view of.
    * a ti = you, thee.
    * a tiempo = in timely fashion, on time, promptly, timely, just in time, in time.
    * a tiempo completo = full-time.
    * a tiempo parcial = part-time.
    * a tientas = in the dark.
    * a tientas y a ciegas = blindly, in the dark.
    * a ti mismo = yourself, thyself.
    * a tiro = within gunshot, within range.
    * a tirones = jerky [jerkier -comp., jerkiest -sup.].
    * a título de = by way of, for the sake of.
    * a título gratuito = gratuitous.
    * a título personal = in a personal capacity, in a private capacity.
    * a toda costa = absolutely, at all costs, come what may, at any cost, at any price.
    * a toda máquina = in the fast lane, fast lane, full steam ahead, at full tilt, full-tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a toda marcha = at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a toda mecha = at a rate of knots, full steam ahead, at full blast, at full throttle, at top speed, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a toda pasta = at a rate of knots.
    * a toda pastilla = in the fast lane, on the fast track, fast lane, overdrive, full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at a rate of knots, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a toda prueba = unswerving.
    * a todas horas = at all hours, around the clock.
    * a todas luces = patently.
    * a todas partes = far and wide.
    * a toda velocidad = full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a todo alrededor = all round.
    * a todo color = full-colour, in full colour.
    * a todo gas = full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a todo lo largo de = the length of.
    * a todo meter = full steam ahead, at full stretch, at full speed, at full blast, at top speed, at full throttle.
    * a todo ritmo = in full swing, in full force, in full gear.
    * a todos lados = far and wide.
    * a todos los efectos = to all intents and purposes, to all intents, for all practical purposes, for all intents and purposes.
    * a todos los niveles = at all levels.
    * a todos nosotros = us all.
    * a todos por igual = one size fits all.
    * a todo vapor = full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a todo volumen = at full blast.
    * a tontas y a ciegas = headlong, runaway.
    * a tontas y locas = like there's no tomorrow, without rhyme or reason.
    * a tope = packed to capacity, in the fast lane, fast lane, choc-a-block, chock-full, in full swing, in full gear, packed to the rafters.
    * a trancas y barrancas = with great difficulty, by fits and starts.
    * a través de = by way of, in the form of, through, via, out of, through the agency of.
    * a través de Internet = Internet-based, Web-based, Web-supported.
    * a través de la historia = over time.
    * a través de la TI = IT-enabled.
    * a través de la web = Web-based, Web-supported.
    * a través de los años = over the years, down the years.
    * a través de los ojos de = through the eyes of.
    * a través de los siglos = over the centuries.
    * a través del teléfono = call-in.
    * a través del tiempo = over time.
    * a través de operador = operator-assisted.
    * a tres bandas = three pronged.
    * a tres niveles = three-tiered.
    * a troche y moche = like there's no tomorrow.
    * a trompicones = by fits and starts.
    * a tropezones = falteringly, hesitantly, haltingly, jerkily.
    * a trozos = piecewise.
    * ¡A tu salud! = Here's to you!.
    * a última hora = at the last minute, at the eleventh hour, last minute [last-minute], at the very last minute, at the very last moment, at the very last.
    * a últimas horas de la tarde = late evening.
    * a últ

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    a
    La preposición a suele emplearse precedida de ciertos verbos como empezar, ir, oler, sonar etc, en cuyo caso ver bajo el respectivo verbo.
    No se traduce cuando introduce el complemento directo de persona (ser humano, pronombres personales que lo representan como quien, alguien, etc) o un nombre con un objeto o animal personalizado: amo a mi patria = I love my country, pasear al perro = to walk the dog.
    En los casos en que precede al artículo definido el para formar la contracción al, ver bajo la siguiente entrada, donde también se encontrarán otros ejemplos y usos de a.
    A (en relaciones de espacio, lugar)
    voy a México/a la fiesta I'm going to Mexico/to the party
    voy a casa I'm going home
    dobla a la derecha turn right
    se cayó al río she fell into the river
    estaban sentados a la mesa they were sitting at the table
    a orillas del Ebro on the banks of the Ebro
    se sentó al sol he sat in the sun
    se sentó a mi derecha he sat down to the right of me o on my right
    a la vuelta de la esquina around the corner
    queda al norte de Toledo it's (to the) north of Toledo
    3
    (indicando distancia): está a diez kilómetros de aquí it's ten kilometers from here, it's ten kilometers away
    está a unos 20 minutos de aquí it takes o it's about 20 minutes from here, it's a 20 minute drive ( o walk etc) from here
    1 (señalando hora, momento, fecha) at
    abren a las ocho they open at eight o'clock
    ¿a qué hora vengo? what time shall I come?
    a eso de las dos at around o about two o'clock
    a mediados de abril in mid-April
    hoy estamos a 20 it's the 20th today
    al día siguiente the next o following day
    empezó a hablar a los diez meses he started talking when he was ten months old o at ten months
    llegó a la mañana/noche ( RPl); he arrived in the morning/at night
    2 al + INF:
    se cayó al bajar del autobús she fell as she was getting off the bus
    al verlo me di cuenta de que ya no lo quería when I saw him o on seeing him, I realized that I no longer loved him
    al salir de la estación torcí a la izquierda I turned left out of the station
    3
    (indicando distancia en el tiempo): a escasos minutos de su llegada (después) just a few minutes after she arrived; (antes) just a few minutes before she arrived
    trabajan de lunes a viernes/de una a cinco they work (from) Monday to Friday/from one to five
    a los diez minutos del primer tiempo ten minutes into the first half o after ten minutes of the first half
    estaré en París de martes a jueves I'll be in Paris from Tuesday until Thursday, I'll be in Paris Tuesday through Thursday ( AmE)
    C
    (en relaciones de proporción, equivalencia): tres veces al día/a la semana three times a day/a week
    sale a 2.000 euros por cabeza it works out at 2,000 euros per person
    iban a 100 kilómetros por hora they were going (at) 100 kilometers per hour
    nos ganaron cinco a tres they beat us by five points to three, they beat us five three o ( AmE) five to three
    D
    (indicando modo, estilo): fuimos a pie/a caballo we walked/rode, we went on foot/on horseback
    pollo al horno/a la brasa roast/barbecued chicken
    un peinado a lo Rodolfo Valentino a Rudolph Valentino hairstyle
    a crédito on credit
    ilustraciones a todo color full-color illustrations
    una tela a rayas a piece of striped material
    1
    (introduciendo el complemento directo de persona): ¿viste a José? did you see José?
    la policía está buscando al asesino the police are looking for the murderer
    no he leído a Freud I haven't read (any) Freud
    busca una secretaria bilingüe he's looking for a bilingual secretary
    ]
    2
    (introduciendo el complemento indirecto): le escribió una carta a su padre he wrote a letter to his father, he wrote his father a letter
    dáselo/dáselos a ella give it/them to her
    les enseña inglés a mis hijos she teaches my children English
    suave al tacto soft to the touch
    agradable al oído pleasing to the ear
    3
    (indicando procedencia): se lo compré a una gitana I bought it from o ( colloq) off a gipsy
    F
    enséñale a nadar teach him to swim
    fue a preguntar he went to ask
    a que + SUBJ:
    los instó a que participaran he urged them to take part
    voy a ir a que me hagan un chequeo I'm going to go and have a checkup
    2 ( fam)
    (para): ¿a qué tanta ceremonia? what's all the fuss for?
    ¿a qué le fuiste a decir eso? what did you go and tell him that for?
    3
    a por ( Esp fam): bajo a por pan I'm going down to get some bread o for some bread ( colloq)
    ¿quién va a ir a por los niños? who's going to fetch o get the children?
    ¡a por ello! go for it!
    los puntos a tratar en la reunión de mañana the points to be discussed at tomorrow's meeting
    es una idea a tener en cuenta it's an idea to bear in mind o that should be borne in mind
    total a pagar total payable
    horario a convenir hours to be arranged
    H
    1
    (en órdenes): ¡a la cama, niños! off to bed, children!
    ¡a callar! shut up! ( colloq)
    vamos ¡a trabajar! come on, let's get some work done!
    a decir verdad to tell you the truth
    a juzgar por lo que tú dices judging from what you say
    3 ( fam)
    (en cuanto a): a tozudo no hay quien le gane when it comes to being stubborn there's nobody like him
    4
    (indicando causa): a petición del interesado ( frml); at the request of the interested party
    al + INF:
    al no saber idiomas está en desventaja as he doesn't speak any languages he is at a disadvantage, he's at a disadvantage not speaking any languages
    5
    (expresando desafío): ¿a que no sabes qué nota me puso? you'll never guess what mark she gave me!
    tú no te atreverías — ¿a que sí? you wouldn't dare — do you want to o a bet? ( colloq)
    ¡a que no puedes! bet you can't! ( colloq)
    * * *

    Multiple Entries:
    A    
    a
    A,
    a sustantivo femenino (pl aes) (read as /a/) the letter A, a

    a preposición Nota:
    La preposición a suele emplearse precedida de ciertos verbos como empezar, ir, oler, sonar etc, en cuyo caso ver bajo el respectivo verbo.No se traduce cuando introduce el complemento directo de persona (ser humano, pronombres personales que lo representan, como quien, alguien, algún etc) o un nombre con un objeto o animal personalizado: amo a mi patria = I love my country, paseo a mi perro = I walk my dog.En los casos en que precede al artículo definido el para formar la contracción al, ver bajo la siguiente entrada, donde también se encontrarán otros ejemplos y usos de a.
    1

    voy a México/la tienda I'm going to Mexico/to the shop;

    voy a casa I'm going home;
    se cayó al río she fell into the river


    a orillas del Ebro on the banks of the Ebro;
    se sentó al sol he sat in the sun;
    se sentó a mi derecha he sat down on my right


    2
    a) (señalando hora, momento) at;


    a la hora de comer at lunch time;
    ¿a qué hora vengo? what time shall I come?;
    a mediados de abril in mid-April;
    al día siguiente the next o following day

    hoy estamos a lunes/a 20 today is Monday/it's the 20th today

    c) al + inf:


    al enterarse de la noticia when he learnt o on learning the news



    ( antes) a few minutes before she arrived;

    3 (en relaciones de proporción, equivalencia):

    sale a 100 euros cada uno it works out at 100 euros each;
    a 100 kilómetros por hora (at) 100 kilometers per hour;
    nos ganaron cinco a tres they beat us five three o (AmE) five to three
    4 (indicando modo, medio, estilo):
    a pie/a caballo on foot/on horseback;

    a crédito on credit;
    funciona a pilas it runs on batteries;
    a mano by hand;
    a rayas striped;
    vestirse a lo punk to wear punk clothes
    5

    ¿viste a José? did you see José?;

    no he leído a Freud I haven't read (any) Freud


    dáselo a ella give it to her;
    les enseña inglés a mis hijos she teaches my children English;
    le echó (la) llave a la puerta she locked the door

    se lo compré a una gitana I bought it from o (colloq) off a gipsy

    A, a f (letra) A
    'A' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    a. C.
    - a.m.
    - abajeña
    - abajeño
    - abanderada
    - abanderado
    - abandonar
    - abandonada
    - abandonado
    - abanico
    - abarquillada
    - abarquillado
    - abarrotada
    - abarrotado
    - abasto
    - abatida
    - abatido
    - abatirse
    - abdicar
    - aberración
    - abertura
    - abierta
    - abierto
    - abigarrada
    - abigarrado
    - abigarrar
    - ablandar
    - ablusada
    - ablusado
    - abnegada
    - abnegado
    - abobada
    - abobado
    - abocada
    - abocado
    - abogacía
    - abogada
    - abogado
    - abombada
    - abombado
    - abonar
    - abonada
    - abonado
    - abonarse
    - abono
    - abordar
    - abordaje
    - aborregar
    - abortar
    - abortiva
    English:
    A
    - A-level
    - a.m.
    - abandon
    - abandoned
    - abide by
    - ability
    - abject
    - abnormal
    - aboard
    - aborigine
    - abortion
    - abortive
    - about
    - above
    - above-board
    - above-mentioned
    - abrasive
    - abreast
    - abridged
    - abrupt
    - absent
    - absent-minded
    - absolute
    - absolutely
    - absorbed
    - abstemious
    - abstract
    - absurd
    - abundant
    - abuse
    - abusive
    - abysmal
    - academic
    - academy
    - accede
    - accent
    - acceptable
    - access
    - accident-prone
    - accidental
    - accidentally
    - acclimatized
    - accommodate
    - accommodation
    - accomplish
    - accomplished
    - account
    - account for
    - accountable
    * * *
    A
    1. (abrev de autopista) Br M, US freeway
    2. (abrev de alfil) [en notación de ajedrez] B
    A, a [a] nf
    [letra] A, a;
    si por a o por be… if for any reason…
    * * *
    a
    prp
    al este de to the east of;
    a casa home;
    ir a la cama/al cine go to bed/to the movies;
    ¡a trabajar! get to work!;
    vamos a Buenos Aires we’re going to Buenos Aires;
    voy a casa de Marta I’m going to Marta’s (house)
    a la mesa at the table;
    al lado de next to;
    a la derecha on the right;
    al sol in the sun;
    a treinta kilómetros de Cuzco thirty kilometers from Cuzco;
    está a cinco kilómetros it’s five kilometers away
    :
    ¿a qué hora llegas? what time do you arrive?;
    a las tres at three o’clock;
    de once a doce from eleven (o’clock) to twelve;
    estamos a quince de febrero it’s February fifteenth;
    a los treinta años at the age of thirty;
    a la llegada del tren when the train arrives
    :
    a la española the Spanish way;
    a mano by hand;
    a pie on foot;
    a 50 kilómetros por hora at fifty kilometers an hour
    :
    ¿a cómo o
    cuánto está? how much is it?;
    están a dos pesos el kilo they are two pesos a kilo
    :
    dáselo a tu hermano give it to your brother
    :
    vi a mi padre I saw my father
    :
    empezar a begin to;
    jugar a las cartas play cards;
    decidirse a hacer algo decide to do sth;
    voy a comprarlo I’m going to buy it;
    a decir verdad to tell the truth
    :
    ¿a que no lo sabes? I bet you don’t know;
    a ver OK, right;
    a ver lo que pasa ahora let’s see what happens now
    abr (= alias) aka (= also known as)
    * * *
    a nf
    : first letter of the Spanish alphabet
    a prep
    1) : to
    nos vamos a México: we're going to Mexico
    ¿llamaste a tu papá?: did you call your dad?
    como a usted le guste: as you wish
    3) : in the manner of
    papas a la francesa: french fries
    4) : on, by means of
    a pie: on foot
    5) : per, each
    tres pastillas al día: three pills per day
    enséñales a leer: teach them to read
    problemas a resolver: problems to be solved
    * * *
    a prep
    3. (distancia) away
    está a un kilómetro de aquí it's one kilometre from here / it's one kilometre away
    4. (tiempo) at
    5. (distribución, cantidad, medida, precio) a / at
    tocamos a 1.000 cada uno it works out at 1,000 each
    fui a pie I walked / I went on foot
    hecho a mano handmade / made by hand
    ¿has visto a Iván? have you seen Iván?
    9. (para) for
    10. (de) from

    Spanish-English dictionary > a

  • 13 a años luz de

    Ex. Community information services seem light years away from the kind of electronic wizardry that is held out as the brave new information world of tomorrow.
    * * *

    Ex: Community information services seem light years away from the kind of electronic wizardry that is held out as the brave new information world of tomorrow.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a años luz de

  • 14 a punto de

    = on the verge of, a heartbeat away from
    Ex. With healthy roots in the library field, optical disc technology is on the verge of exponential growth into broader markets.
    Ex. Each of us lives every minute of every day just a heartbeat away from death.
    * * *
    = on the verge of, a heartbeat away from

    Ex: With healthy roots in the library field, optical disc technology is on the verge of exponential growth into broader markets.

    Ex: Each of us lives every minute of every day just a heartbeat away from death.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a punto de

  • 15 a un día de distancia de

    Ex. These workshops give library paraprofessionals the opportunity for professional development without extensive travel or lodging costs, and only one day away from the worksite.
    * * *

    Ex: These workshops give library paraprofessionals the opportunity for professional development without extensive travel or lodging costs, and only one day away from the worksite.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a un día de distancia de

  • 16 a un paso

    = within a stone's throw (away/from)
    Ex. His childhood home is a squat little bungalow perched on a hill within a stone's throw from Jack London's cabin.
    * * *
    = within a stone's throw (away/from)

    Ex: His childhood home is a squat little bungalow perched on a hill within a stone's throw from Jack London's cabin.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a un paso

  • 17 a un paso de

    Ex. Each of us lives every minute of every day just a heartbeat away from death.
    * * *

    Ex: Each of us lives every minute of every day just a heartbeat away from death.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a un paso de

  • 18 a un tiro de piedra

    a stone's throw away
    * * *
    = just a shot away, within a stone's throw (away/from)
    Ex. The song's lyrics paint a picture of social apocalypse -- storm, fire, flood, war, rape, murder, all ' just a shot away'.
    Ex. His childhood home is a squat little bungalow perched on a hill within a stone's throw from Jack London's cabin.
    * * *
    = just a shot away, within a stone's throw (away/from)

    Ex: The song's lyrics paint a picture of social apocalypse -- storm, fire, flood, war, rape, murder, all ' just a shot away'.

    Ex: His childhood home is a squat little bungalow perched on a hill within a stone's throw from Jack London's cabin.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a un tiro de piedra

  • 19 abandono1

    1 = abandonment, betrayal, desertion, surrender, shift away from, drop-off, move away from, defection, pullout, disuse.
    Ex. Practical considerations led to the abandonment of this idea.
    Ex. The author explores the major themes of the novel: self-identity; love; and betrayal.
    Ex. The author also covers the electronic book and the desertion of libraries by researchers in favour of other information sources = El autor también habla del libro electrónico y del abandono de las bibliotecas por parte de los investigadores en favor de otras fuentes de información.
    Ex. This would require central funding, an appropriate communications infrastructure and the surrender by universities of their autonomy over their local libraries.
    Ex. This article discusses the effects of changes in the economy on the distribution of work in libraries which indicate a shift away from its female origins.
    Ex. There is a subsidy mechanism that lowers rates in order to avoid drop-offs from the network.
    Ex. This is a radical move away from the accepted principle of using the actual item as the primary source of cataloguing data.
    Ex. The longer the project is likely to last, the more important it is to be sure that it is designed to cope with factors such as defection of one of the partners.
    Ex. NATO is 'disappointed' at Russian pullout from arms treaty.
    Ex. After a period of disuse at the beginning of the nineteenth century, Caslon roman was revived, and has been available ever since from Caslon's successors.
    ----
    * abandono de = flight from.
    * índice de abandono escolar = dropout rate.
    * tasa de abandono escolar = dropout rate.

    Spanish-English dictionary > abandono1

  • 20 abrigo

    m.
    1 coat, overcoat (item of clothing).
    abrigo de piel fur coat
    2 shelter (refugio).
    al abrigo de safe from; (peligro, ataque) sheltered from; (lluvia, viento) under the protection of (ley)
    3 south wind, Auster, souther.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: abrigar.
    * * *
    1 (prenda) coat, overcoat
    2 (refugio) shelter
    \
    al abrigo de protected from, sheltered from
    al abrigo de la ley under the protection of the law
    ser de abrigo figurado to be undesirable
    ropa de abrigo warm clothing, warm clothes plural
    * * *
    noun m.
    1) coat
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=prenda) coat
    2) (=protección)
    a) [contra el frío]

    ¿tienes suficiente abrigo? — are you warm enough?

    b) [contra el viento, la lluvia] shelter

    las rocas nos sirvieron de abrigo — the rocks sheltered us, the rocks gave us shelter

    3)

    al abrigo de —

    a) (=protegido por) [+ seto, roca] in the shelter of; [+ noche, oscuridad] under cover of; [+ ley, poder] under, under the protection of
    b) (=protegido de) [+ tormenta, viento] sheltered from; [+ escándalo, desgracias] protected from

    nos pusimos al abrigo del vientowe took shelter o we sheltered from the wind

    4) (Náut) natural harbour, natural harbor (EEUU), haven
    * * *
    1)
    a) ( prenda) coat

    un raído vestido era todo su abrigo — (liter) all she was wearing was a threadbare dress

    2) (refugio, protección) shelter

    al abrigo de algo/alguien: al abrigo de los árboles sheltered under the trees; al abrigo de la lumbre by the fireside; corrió al abrigo de su madre — she ran to her mother for protection

    * * *
    = coat, overcoat.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'The technicolor coat of the academic library personnel officer: the evolution from paper-pusher to policy maker'.
    Ex. Sometimes I wonder if someday I will meet someone whose presence won't feel like an ill-fitting overcoat, like something heavy in my pocket that I should've left at home.
    ----
    * abrigo de pieles = fur coat.
    * al abrigo de = on the lee side of.
    * ropa de abrigo = warm clothing.
    * * *
    1)
    a) ( prenda) coat

    un raído vestido era todo su abrigo — (liter) all she was wearing was a threadbare dress

    2) (refugio, protección) shelter

    al abrigo de algo/alguien: al abrigo de los árboles sheltered under the trees; al abrigo de la lumbre by the fireside; corrió al abrigo de su madre — she ran to her mother for protection

    * * *
    = coat, overcoat.

    Ex: The article is entitled 'The technicolor coat of the academic library personnel officer: the evolution from paper-pusher to policy maker'.

    Ex: Sometimes I wonder if someday I will meet someone whose presence won't feel like an ill-fitting overcoat, like something heavy in my pocket that I should've left at home.
    * abrigo de pieles = fur coat.
    * al abrigo de = on the lee side of.
    * ropa de abrigo = warm clothing.

    * * *
    A
    1 (prenda) coat
    abrigo de invierno/entretiempo winter/light coat
    un raído vestido era todo su abrigo ( liter); all she was wearing was a threadbare dress
    2
    (calor que brinda la ropa): este niño necesita más abrigo this child needs to be wrapped up warmer, this child needs some more clothes on
    yo con una manta no tengo suficiente abrigo I'm not warm enough with one blanket
    ropa de abrigo warm clothes
    de abrigo ( Esp fam): es un niño de abrigo he's a real handful ( colloq)
    le dieron una paliza de abrigo they gave him a real going-over ( colloq)
    B (refugio, protección) shelter
    al abrigo de algo/algn: al abrigo de los árboles, esperaron que pasara la lluvia they sheltered under the trees while they waited for the rain to stop
    comimos al abrigo de la lumbre we ate by the fireside
    siempre se pone al abrigo de los más poderosos he always makes sure he's in with the most influential people
    corrió al abrigo de su madre she ran to her mother for protection
    * * *

     

    Del verbo abrigar: ( conjugate abrigar)

    abrigo es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    abrigó es:

    3ª persona singular (él/ella/usted) pretérito indicativo

    Multiple Entries:
    abrigar    
    abrigo
    abrigar ( conjugate abrigar) verbo transitivo
    1 ( con ropa) to wrap … up warm;

    2idea/esperanza to cherish;
    sospecha/duda› to harbor( conjugate harbor), entertain
    verbo intransitivo [ ropa] to be warm
    abrigarse verbo pronominal ( refl) to wrap up warm
    abrigo sustantivo masculino
    1
    a) ( prenda) coat



    con una manta no tengo suficiente abrigo I'm not warm enough with one blanket;
    ropa de abrigo warm clothes
    2 (refugio, protección) shelter;
    al abrigo de la lluvia/los árboles sheltered from the rain/under the trees;

    al abrigo de la lumbre by the fireside
    abrigar verbo transitivo & verbo intransitivo
    1 (dar calor) to keep warm: esta vieja manta ya no abriga mucho, this old blanket isn't very warm
    (tapar, cubrir, arropar) to wrap up: abriga bien al abuelo, keep grandfather wrapped up warm
    2 (resguardar) to protect, shelter
    3 (tener un deseo, un sentimiento) to cherish
    (una sospecha) to have, harbour, US harbor
    abrigo sustantivo masculino
    1 (prenda) coat, overcoat
    ropa de abrigo, warm clothes pl
    2 (lugar resguardado) shelter u (amparo) shelter
    ♦ Locuciones: al abrigo de, protected o sheltered from
    nos refugiamos al abrigo de los soportales, we took shelter under the arcades
    de abrigo: me echaron una bronca de abrigo, they kicked up an almighty row
    ' abrigo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    estado
    - ir
    - precio
    - puesta
    - puesto
    - quedarse
    - resguardo
    - rota
    - roto
    - si
    - solapa
    - trabilla
    - tres
    - airear
    - amplio
    - arrimar
    - batalla
    - cerrar
    - colgar
    - cruzado
    - desabotonarse
    - desabrochar
    - entretiempo
    - espléndido
    - forrado
    - forro
    - gabán
    - manga
    - modernizar
    - molo
    - paño
    - piel
    - salir
    - suelto
    - tapado
    English:
    buy
    - coat
    - cover
    - from
    - fur coat
    - grimy
    - hang
    - herself
    - himself
    - leave on
    - line
    - mink coat
    - off
    - overcoat
    - pick
    - ride up
    - shelter
    - warm
    - winnings
    - fur
    - get
    - keep
    - over
    - take
    * * *
    nm
    1. [prenda] coat
    abrigo de piel o pieles fur coat
    2. [defensa contra el frío]
    ropa de abrigo warm clothing;
    esta manta me es de mucho abrigo this blanket keeps me nice and warm
    3. [refugio] shelter;
    al abrigo de [peligro, ataque] safe from;
    [lluvia, viento] sheltered from; [ley] under the protection of;
    creció al abrigo de sus abuelos she was brought up in her grandparents' care
    de abrigo loc adj
    Esp Fam
    se organizó una pelea de abrigo a real free-for-all broke out;
    es un tipo de abrigo Br he's a dodgy character, US he's a piece of work;
    es un niño de abrigo he's a little scamp
    * * *
    m
    1 coat;
    2 ( protección) shelter;
    ropa de abrigo warm clothes;
    al abrigo de in the shelter of
    3
    :
    de abrigo fam real;
    un proyecto de abrigo a huge project
    * * *
    abrigo nm
    1) : coat, overcoat
    2) : shelter, refuge
    * * *
    1. (prenda) coat
    2. (protección) shelter

    Spanish-English dictionary > abrigo

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